antisocial personality disorder

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antisocial personality disorder

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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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)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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Cunningham, who had previous convictions for 68 offences - including assault, possessing a blade, witness intimidation, offence weapon harassment and racially aggravated public order offence - was said by Kenneth Grant, defending, to have an anti-social personality disorder made worse by his regular use of cannabis.
The researchers used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of 44 violent adult male offenders diagnosed with Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD).
The attack had not been premeditated, but Buckley suffered from a severe anti-social personality disorder, the judge said.
In 2006, a military hospital ruled that he was not fit for the obligatory military service due to a severe anti-social personality disorder but the Ministry of National Defense did not approve it.
Ms McCarthy, 26, suffers from what doctors described as an anti-social personality disorder.
Co-morbid psychiatric disorders * in adult ADHD subjects (N=25) Co-morbidities Current Lifetime N (%) N (%) Oppositional defiant disorder 6 (24) 1 (4) Major depressive disorder 6 (24) Substance abuse/dependence 5 (20) Social phobia 2 (8) Specific phobia 2 (8) Undifferentiated somatoform disorder 2 (8) Bipolar affective disorder 2 (8) Obsessive compulsive disorder 2 (8) Pain disorder due to psychological causes 1 (4) Male erectile disorder 1 (4) Generalized anxiety disorder 1 (4) Anti-social personality disorder 1 (4) Multiple co-morbidities 6 (24) 8 (32) * Not mutually exclusive
Among the various disorders investigated, anti-social personality disorder seemed to have the highest correlation with chemical dependence.
Medical evidence showed although hew as not mentally ill, he had an anti-social personality disorder and was an alcoholic.
It says they will not admit anyone who has serious offending behaviour, an anti-social personality disorder, dementia, drug abuse potential, or alcohol abuse potential.
Problem gamblers have been shown to be at increased risk of depression, anti-social personality disorder, phobias and chemical dependency, as well as cardiac arrest due to stress and hypertension.
In rejecting this argument, the court noted that Powell's mental health expert did not offer a specific diagnosis of Powell's mental health problems but merely suggested he had an anti-social personality disorder and a mood disorder.