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can someone with a pervasive developmental disorder have antisocial personality?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Ppd, pervasive development order, covers a wide spectrum of disabilities including autism. People with autism, depending on the severity have social impairment.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 38 years experience
No : Difficulties in social situations is one of the criteria for diagnosing pervasive developmental disorder or pdd. A patient with pdd can not be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder as this is core symptom of their disorder. However, they do have problems relating in social situations and if that's what you mean by antisocial personality, then, yes.
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 25 years experience
Possible not likely: Antisocial personality disorder implies an intentional disregard for right and wrong as well as the feelings of others. There is purposeful manipulation of situations to serve their needs and complete indifference to their difficulty of others. Those with pdd-nos may not be social and may seem to not be empathetic to others and to only be concerned about self but not truly intentional.

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