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Doctor insights on: Antisocial Behavior And Child Isolation

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How would you know if someone has antisocial behavior disorder?

How would you know if someone has antisocial behavior disorder?

Disregard for others: I'm wondering if you mean antisocial personality disorder. If a person has this, they would show a long standing pattern of anti-social attitudes and behaviors, including some of these: 1) lack of guilt, remorse, and care towards others; 2) minimal consideration of social norms and rules; 3) few close relationships; 4) trouble dealing with frustration and anger; and 5) a tendency to blame others. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Berman
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Isolation (Definition)

Isolation is a clinical finding in which a person spends most of his time by himself, either by his own choosing or due ...Read more


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I am not the same around people anymore. Do I have antisocial behavior?

Antisocial behavior: An antisocial personality is very different. It is a person without a conscience, many times with criminal behavior. It generally does not develop late in life. ...Read more

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What is the triad the three main symptoms of having conduct disorder or antisocial behavior?

What is the triad the three main symptoms of having conduct disorder or antisocial behavior?

Disregard for others: There is not really a triad for antisocial pd, but it is characterized by a disregard and violation of the rights of others. People who suffer from this disorder think they have the right to exploit, harm or use other people. Some scholars theorize that they suffer from superego lacunae meaning that their conscience never developed. They may display impulsivity, aggressiveness and lack of remorse. ...Read more

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Do adolescents with conduct disorder develop antisocial behavior due to some genetic trait?

Do adolescents with conduct disorder develop antisocial behavior due to some genetic trait?

Nature/nurture: There is a nature and nurture component in personality disorders such as conduct disorder, psychopathy/sociopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder) however it's not a question of genetics or environment, it's usually a combination of the two. ...Read more

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What are the causes to exhibiting antisocial behaviors?

What are the causes to exhibiting antisocial behaviors?

Nature & nurture: The cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown. Inherited genetic traits probably play a role, but dysfunctional family life and circumstances / environment also appear to increase antisocial behaviors. ...Read more

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What exactly is antisocial personality disorder? What are the behaviors the person must have?

What exactly is antisocial personality disorder? What are the behaviors the person must have?

Nature vs nurture: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/ds00829 it is a longstanding, lifelong pattern of maladaptive personality traits. There is disagreement as to whether this disorder has genetic predisposition, or if it develops as a result of developmental maladjustments. Persons are generally high functioning and do not necessarily suffer from a primary mood or thought disorder. ...Read more

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How do you prevent a child from becoming an adult with antisocial personality disorder?

How do you prevent a child from becoming an adult with antisocial personality disorder?

Psych evaluation: If your suspicions are right that your child may have antisocial behavior, i recommend that he/she consult a psychologist or psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis. Psychotherapy will be part of the management plus medication. ...Read more

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Once a child has traits of antisocial personality disorder, is there any hope of reversing the traits?

Once a child has traits of antisocial personality disorder, is there any hope of reversing the traits?

YES: Child learns from example. People around him should show love, respect, friendliness , kindness and other positive behavior for him to follow.Soon he will realize the negative attitude he is showing and later grow up to a responsible loving person. Thank god! ...Read more

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What’s worse: being a psychopath or antisocial?

What’s worse: being a psychopath or antisocial?

Morality and Mental.: Both of these conditions can be dangerous and hard to experience. I would not wish either on any one. However getting good mental health care is vital. Being honest with ones self and being willing to accept counsel and treatment is vital to living healthily. Good question. ...Read more

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What tests for antisocial personality are out there?

What tests for antisocial personality are out there?

Personality Tests: There are a variety of personality tests that can help confirm the presence of antisocial personality disorder. These are administered by a licensed, trained professional. ...Read more

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What to do about my moody antisocial teenage daughter?

What to do about my moody antisocial teenage daughter?

Ask questions: Teens can be moody. It is a difficult time for many. But, please think about-- how are things going at home? At school? Is she 'antisocial' with you or with her peers? How is she spending her time? How are her grades? What do her teachers say? Is she keeping up her physical appearance? Is she eating and sleeping well? Does she seem depressed? ...Read more

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How do they diagnoses of conduct disorder vs. Antisocial differ?

How do they diagnoses of conduct disorder vs. Antisocial differ?

Conduct D/O: Conduct disorder is usually diagnosed in children younger than 18, and may precede antisocial personality disorder in adults. Research studies have shown links between the 2. http://tinyurl.com/pnt5etn both show disregard for the rights of others, lying, disruptive behavior, etc. Conduct disordered kids often bully others, destroy property, etc. Antisocial pd exploits others, lies, steals, etc. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a family member with antisocial personality?

Set Clear Boundaries: Set clear boundaries and stick to them. Sometimes these have to be severe, e.g. Not allowing the person in your home. Remember that the usual controls of behavior, like conscience, maybe largely absent and that talking a good line is likely to have little to do with reality so that one has to impose boundaries based on behavior. ...Read more

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I hear a lot of things about bad people being antisocial, but I don't know exactly what that is?

See below: Anti-social behavior is behaviour that lacks consideration for others and may cause damage to the society, whether intentionally or through negligence. This is opposed to pro-social behaviour, which is behaviour that helps or benefits the society. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when being assessed for antisocial personality, to what extent can one confess thinking/doing reckless things?

Can you tell me when being assessed for antisocial personality, to what extent can one confess thinking/doing reckless things?

Depends: This seems a somewhat odd question. If you are asking about yourself, then you already know how willing or unwilling you are to discuss your thoughts and actions. If you are asking about someone else, it is not possible to make a general prediction. A therapy relationship based on trust and respect (may take some time) would be a prerequisite for anyone to speak openly and honestly. ...Read more

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Symptoms: high emotional sensativity andsometimes I am antisocial what are these symptoms of? (these are just a couple symptoms i have)

Symptoms: high emotional sensativity andsometimes I am antisocial what are these symptoms of? (these are just a couple symptoms i have)

Options: It could be a mood disorder. It is important to differentiate that from plain depression because effective treatments have become quite good. Of course it might be something else, but it is worth your time and trouble to see a mental health professional to sort it out. You are young and this could improve the quality of your whole life. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is antisocial personality disorder?

There are several : Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have little desire to change, DBT can help if they are willing to try. ...Read more

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How to overcome a toddler's past antisocial lifestyle?

Build self esteem: What does antisocial lifestyle in a toddler mean?Toddlers are typically self-centered, and interested in discovering their abilities and limits. Here is a technique that may help: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/sh/ed65ea29-9734-429d-a1ed-a6d5c4836749/82b1b1126975c0a8f70bb536f80ff7f4 ...Read more

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What is antisocial personality disorder? What are the causes?

See below: People with this condition show a long standing pattern of anti-social attitudes and behaviors, including some of these: 1) lack of guilt, remorse, and care towards others; 2) minimal consideration of social norms and rules; 3) few close relationships; 4) trouble dealing with frustration and anger; and 5) a tendency to blame others. Causes are usually genetics & environmental factors combined. ...Read more

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How to stop being so antisocial?

How to stop being so antisocial?

Perhaps depressed?: If you have anti-social characteristics, you may be depressed or lack self esteem. I need mor info to help me help you. You should see a friendly doctor and get help. You may benefit with talk therapy and/or medicines. I would do a full depression and anxiety screen on you if I saw you in my clinic. Good luck and please get help. There is help. ...Read more

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