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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The terms "Antisocial Personality Disorder" returned 56 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Triple comorbid trajectories of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use as predictors of antisocial personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder among urban adults.
 

Author(s): Judith S Brook, Jung Yeon Lee, Elizabeth Rubenstone, David W Brook, Stephen J Finch

Journal: Am J Public Health. 2014 Aug;104(8):1413-20.

 

We modeled triple trajectories of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use from adolescence to adulthood as predictors of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2014

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DSM-IV antisocial personality disorder and conduct disorder: evidence for taxonic structures among individuals with and without substance use disorders in the general population.
 

Author(s): Bradley T Kerridge, Tulshi D Saha, Deborah S Hasin

Journal: J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2014 May;75(3):496-509.

 

The categorical-dimensional status of DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition) conduct disorder (CD) and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is a source of controversy. This study examined whether the underlying structure of DSM-IV CD and ASPD ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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Changes in low-frequency fluctuations in patients with antisocial personality disorder revealed by resting-state functional MRI.
 

Author(s): Huasheng Liu, Jian Liao, Weixiong Jiang, Wei Wang

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Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is a personality disorder that is most commonly associated with the legal and criminal justice systems. The study of the brain in APD has important implications in legal contexts and in helping ensure social stability. However, the neural contribution ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2014

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The terms "Antisocial Personality Disorder" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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.

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2010

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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.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2010

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Antisocial Behavior: Passing From Parent to Child to Grandchild
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dyssocial Behavior; Antisocial Personality Disorder

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2006

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Matching Cognitive Remediation to Cognitive Deficits in Substance-Abusing Inmates
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Reactive Psychopathy; Psychopathy, Emotionally Stable; Personality Disorders

 

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2011

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The Impact of Psychopathic Traits on the Efficacy of a Substance Use Intervention
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Substance Use; Psychopathy

 

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2012

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