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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)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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A third psychiatrist considered he suffered from a dissocial personality disorder but could not rule out mental illness such as schizophrenia - but thought there were other explanations for the predominantly "self-reported symptoms" suggestive of such a diagnosis.
The court heard how the 38-year-old suffers from schizophrenia and dissocial personality disorder.