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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)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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The author examines anti-social behavior in the English-speaking world and Europe in broad terms that go beyond common definitions focused on pathological or criminal behavior to include extremes like hate crimes and terrorism.
However, various studies during the past 20 years show that in some instances an improved diet has decreased anti-social behavior among inmates, said Alexander Schauss, director of the American Institute for Biosocial Research in Tacoma, Wash.
All of his studies have confirmed that dietary intervention reduces the rate of deviancy and anti-social behavior,'' Schauss said.