Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder is a chronic mental condition in which a person’s way of thinking, perceiving situations and relating to others is dysfunctional and often destructive. A person with antisocial personality disorder tends to manipulate, exploit, antagonize and violate the rights of other people, often with callous indifference. Antisocial personality disorder symptoms usually begin in childhood, but become fully apparent by age 20-30. There are many symptoms for antisocial personality disorder, but disregard for right and wrong, persistent lying, using charm to manipulate others, intense egocentrism, difficulty with the law and lack of empathy are common. To diagnose antisocial personality disorder a series of medical and psychological tests must be run. Typically these tests are: a physical exam, blood test, alcohol and drug screening and psychological evaluation. Once antisocial personality disorder is diagnosed it is often very hard to treat. People with the disorder require close follow-up. Although treatment is individualized for each case, treatment usually includes some form of psychotherapy, medication and skills training for family members to respond to negative behavior.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Antisocial Personality Disorder" returned 74 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Reduced White Matter Integrity in Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study.
 

Author(s): Weixiong Jiang, Feng Shi, Huasheng Liu, Gang Li, Zhongxiang Ding, Hui Shen, Celina Shen, Seong-Whan Lee, Dewen Hu, Wei Wang, Dinggang Shen

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Emerging neuroimaging research suggests that antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) may be linked to abnormal brain anatomy, but little is known about possible impairments of white matter microstructure in ASPD, as well as their relationship with impulsivity or risky behaviors. In ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Neural Mechanisms Underlying Affective Theory of Mind in Violent Antisocial Personality Disorder and/or Schizophrenia.
 

Author(s): Boris Schiffer, Christina Pawliczek, Bernhard W Müller, Jens Wiltfang, Martin Brüne, Michael Forsting, Elke R Gizewski, Norbert Leygraf, Sheilagh Hodgins

Journal: Schizophr Bull. 2017 10;43(6):1229-1239.

 

Among violent offenders with schizophrenia, there are 2 sub-groups, one with and one without, conduct disorder (CD) and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), who differ as to treatment response and alterations of brain structure. The present study aimed to determine whether the ...

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Genetic and Environmental Structure of DSM-IV Criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Twin Study.
 

Author(s): Tom Rosenström, Eivind Ystrom, Fartein Ask Torvik, Nikolai Olavi Czajkowski, Nathan A Gillespie, Steven H Aggen, Robert F Krueger, Kenneth S Kendler, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud

Journal: Behav. Genet.. 2017 05;47(3):265-277.

 

Results from previous studies on DSM-IV and DSM-5 Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) have suggested that the construct is etiologically multidimensional. To our knowledge, however, the structure of genetic and environmental influences in ASPD has not been examined using an appropriate ...

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The terms "Antisocial Personality Disorder" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Natural History of Antisocial Personality Disorder.
 

Author(s): Donald W Black

Journal: Can J Psychiatry. 2015 Jul;60(7):309-14.

 

Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is characterized by a pattern of socially irresponsible, exploitative, and guiltless behaviour. ASPD is associated with co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders and medical comorbidity. Rates of natural and unnatural death (suicide, ...

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Pharmacological interventions for antisocial personality disorder.
 

Author(s): Najat Khalifa, Conor Duggan, Jutta Stoffers, Nick Huband, Birgit A Völlm, Michael Ferriter, Klaus Lieb

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Antisocial personality disorder (AsPD) is associated with a wide range of disturbance including persistent rule-breaking, criminality, substance misuse, unemployment, homelessness and relationship difficulties.

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Psychological interventions for antisocial personality disorder.
 

Author(s): Simon Gibbon, Conor Duggan, Jutta Stoffers, Nick Huband, Birgit A Völlm, Michael Ferriter, Klaus Lieb

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Antisocial personality disorder (AsPD) is associated with a wide range of disturbance including persistent rule-breaking, criminality, substance use, unemployment, homelessness and relationship difficulties.

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Multisystemic Therapy-Emerging Adults (MST-EA) for Substance Abuse
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Antisocial Behavior

 

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2017

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Multisystemic Therapy-Emerging Adults Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Antisocial Behavior

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2018

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Emotion Recognition Training in Antisocial Violent Offenders With Psychopathic Traits
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Psychopathy; Violent Aggressive Behavior; Emotional Problem

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2017

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