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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)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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These criteria are: (a) discrepancy between the reported impairment and objective findings, (b) insufficient cooperation during the interview and evaluation and/or non-compliance with treatment, (c) a medico-legal context of presentation and (d) the presence of antisocial personality disorder These criteria are included in the widely used DSM-IV diagnostic system, but still available data shows that these criteria are inadequate for diagnosis malingering and in the absence of a comprehensive evaluation this may result in significant false-positive or false-negative diagnoses (5).
Since her battle ended, Tina has dedicated her life to coaching men and women who are involved in custody battles with personality disordered individuals such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder.
According to the literature (Andrews & Bonta, 2010; Brochu, 2006; Davis, Millon, & Millon, 1997; Trull, Waudby, & Sher, 2004; Varescon, 2005), antisocial personality disorder is the most influential factor directly related to criminality.
She said she did not find any evidence of a psychotic disorder, but there were elements of paranoia and antisocial personality disorder.
The purpose of this article is to present treatment guidelines for mental health counselors who work with clients diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) or characterized as psychopathic.
Because of the wide impact on public safety or the economic well-being than other personality disorders, research has been done on antisocial personality disorder [15].
A psychiatric condition that is highly prevalent in individuals with substance use disorders and pathological gambling, and also linked to impulsive behaviors, is antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) (APA 2000).
8-fold increase in antisocial personality disorder, and a 4.
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The book begins by defining the differences between sociopath, psychopath, and antisocial personality disorder, then reviews the history of research, defines characteristics, and reports on current science on the psychopathic brain.
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