Antisocial Personality Behavior Disorder

  • Category: Psychology
  • Words: 328
  • Grade: 100

        There are many personality disorders, but one in particular causes serious problems for society: the antisocial personality disorder. Antisocial personality is defined as a pattern of irresponsible behavior that lacks morals and ethics and brings the person into conflict with society. Originally people with an antisocial personality were called "psychopaths" a term you will still sometimes hear used. Some other alternative names are "psychopathic personality" and "sociopathic personality". The label was given to those who committed crimes ranging from beating up little old ladies to committing ax murders. A lack of conscience is central to this disorder. It is for this reason that the tem sociopath is sometimes used, meaning that the behavior of these people toward society is clearly abnormal (path from "pathology") abnormal. This disorder can only be detected after the age of 18, some main symptoms are: Failure to conform in social norms with respect to lawful behaviors; Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, conning others for personal profit and pleasure; Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead; Irritably and aggressiveness; Reckless disregard for safety of self or others; Irresponsible failure to sustain consistent work, behavior or financial obligations; Lack of remorse; Depressed moods; Dramatic and erratic personalities.
Nothing in the way of drug or psychological treatment works to help them. They are very smooth and agreeable on the outside and will go along with almost any treatment that is suggested. They will cooperate and tell you that they are being helped
But as soon as they are released, they go right back to whatever their favorite crime used to be. Although clinicians continue to treat antisocial symptoms and behaviors as if they represented the personality disorder itself. This approach interferes with adequate treatment planning and leads to poor response of the patient.

Prevention: Specific prevention is unknown. Awareness of risk, such as a parent with antisocial personality, can make an early detection and intervention possible.

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