antisocial personality disorder

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antisocial personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by chronic antisocial behavior and violation of the law and the rights of others.
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Noun1.antisocial personality disorder - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affectantisocial personality disorder - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)
personality disorder - inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
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Ward, originally from Ireland and at the time an undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic with a dissocial personality disorder, later told psychiatrists he had heard voices "screaming in his head" telling him to kill himself.
Yet psychiatrist Dr Sue Smith told the court Mr Sweeney suffered from a dissocial personality disorder and had trouble accepting responsibility for his actions - often blaming other people for things that went wrong.