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 68 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Psycho-education for substance use and antisocial personality disorder: a randomized trial.
 

Author(s): Birgitte Thylstrup, Sidsel Schrøder, Morten Hesse

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Antisocial personality disorder often co-exists with drug and alcohol use disorders.

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2015

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Lower Monoamine Oxidase-A Total Distribution Volume in Impulsive and Violent Male Offenders with Antisocial Personality Disorder and High Psychopathic Traits: An [(11)C] Harmine Positron Emission Tomography Study.
 

Author(s): Nathan J Kolla, Brittany Matthews, Alan A Wilson, Sylvain Houle, R Michael Bagby, Paul Links, Alexander I Simpson, Amina Hussain, Jeffrey H Meyer

Journal: Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Oct;40(11):2596-603.

 

Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) often presents with highly impulsive, violent behavior, and pathological changes in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) and ventral striatum (VS) are implicated. Several compelling reasons support a relationship between low monoamine oxidase-A (MAO-A), ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2015

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A longitudinal twin study of borderline and antisocial personality disorder traits in early to middle adulthood.
 

Author(s): T Reichborn-Kjennerud, N Czajkowski, E Ystrøm, R Ørstavik, S H Aggen, K Tambs, S Torgersen, M C Neale, E Røysamb, R F Krueger, G P Knudsen, K S Kendler

Journal: Psychol Med. 2015 Oct;45(14):3121-31.

 

Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) share genetic and environmental risk factors. Little is known about the temporal stability of these etiological factors in adulthood.

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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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, ...

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2015

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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.

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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Justice-Involved Veterans and Moral Reconation Therapy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Antisocial Personality Disorder; Substance Use Disorder

 

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2016

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Multisystemic Therapy-Emerging Adults Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Antisocial Behavior

 

Last Updated: 7 Dec 2016

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The Effect of Repeated Prefrontal Cortex Stimulation on Antisocial and Aggressive Behavior
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Antisocial Behavior; Aggression

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016

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