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

ACE inhibitors could be therapeutic for antisocial personality disorder.
 

Author(s): Donna K Hobgood

Journal: Med. Hypotheses. 2013 Nov;81(5):757-9.

 

Antisocial personality traits are an important topic for research. The societal cost of these behaviors encourages efforts at a better understanding of central nervous system causes. Catecholamine genes are being studied to facilitate this understanding, and some tentative findings ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2013

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Cool and hot executive function impairments in violent offenders with antisocial personality disorder with and without psychopathy.
 

Author(s): Stephane A De Brito, Essi Viding, Veena Kumari, Nigel Blackwood, Sheilagh Hodgins

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Impairments in executive function characterize offenders with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and offenders with psychopathy. However, the extent to which those impairments are associated with ASPD, psychopathy, or both is unknown.

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2013

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Antisocial Personality Disorder Subscale (Chinese Version) of the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV Axis II disorders: validation study in Cantonese-speaking Hong Kong Chinese.
 

Author(s): D Y Y Tang, A C Y Liu, M H T Leung, B W M Siu

Journal: East Asian Arch Psychiatry. 2013 Jun;23(2):37-44.

 

OBJECTIVE. Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is a risk factor for violence and is associated with poor treatment response when it is a co-morbid condition with substance abuse. It is an under-recognised clinical entity in the local Hong Kong setting, for which there are only ...

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2013

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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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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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Efficacy of a Triptan in the Treatment of Hostility and Aggression Among Convicts With a Psychiatric Treatment Order
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Psychotic Disorders; Antisocial Personality Disorder; Impulse Regulation Disorder; Intermittent Explosive Disorder

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2011

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