A 38-year-old member asked:
Help please! is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness?
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Dr. Charles Barnhart answered
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes & No: Personality disorders are in a group of psychiatric diagnoses call 'axis ii' and merit treatment, usually counseling as meds rarely help. On the other hand, to be technical antisocial personality is not viewed as a mental illness in criminal courts where pleas of insanity sometimes occur.
Answered on Jun 13, 2015
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