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Dr. Andrew Berry
231 doctors shared insights

Antisocial Personality Disorder (Overview)

A lifelong condition in which someone meets their own needs but disregards the rights of others. May be harmful to others.


Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad Dr. Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
30 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Which medications are used for antisocial personality disorder?

Which medications are used for antisocial personality disorder?

None really: There is no medication to treat that dx, it is a pervasive pattern of traits-one chooses to adopt. Therapy seldom helps as few people with this problem choose to get "treatment". There may be symptoms of depression or anxiety, or or anger that might respond to medication and perhaps have a broader effect on behavior as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
231 doctors shared insights

Antisocial Personality Disorder (Overview)

A lifelong condition in which someone meets their own needs but disregards the rights of others. May be harmful to others.


Dr. Brad Bobrin Dr. Bobrin
Psychiatry
22 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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What are typical symptoms of somebody with antisocial personality disorder?

What are typical symptoms of somebody with antisocial personality disorder?

None really: Antisocial personality is a group of maladaptive behaviors and not really symptoms. A person will exhibit narcissism, tendency to violence, lack of morals, impulsivity and will not realize they have a problem because they are just reacting to how badly the world has treated them...They think. They will not see their behavior as maladaptive, rather they will think they are justified. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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Dr. Bernadette Onuoha Dr. Onuoha
Psychiatry
34 years in practice
Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences
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What are the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?

What are the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?

No consideration for: The rights of others which may manifest in situations that may be on the wrong side of the law. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How is somone diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder?

How is somone diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder?

Any diagnosis: Is made with a thorough history and corroborative information from family, friends, school records, etc. There are also some diagnositic scales that can be helpful, but they do not make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
once
Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
once
Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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Dr. William Golden Dr. Golden
Clinical Psychology
42 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Is it true you can be considered insane if you have antisocial personality disorder?

Not insane: No. Antisocial personality disorder is not psychosis. Sane and insane are basically legal terms to distinguish whether a person is in touch with reality enough to know right from wrong. Individuals with antisocial personally disorder are in touch with reality enough to know right from wrong. However, they have not internalized society's moral values and are lacking in conscience and empathy. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerry Ragain Dr. Ragain
Clinical Psychology
20 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Donald McCarren Dr. McCarren
Neurology
32 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner Dr. Tavenner
Dentistry
46 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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How do you treat antisocial personality disorder in teens?

Professional Only: Treatment is strictly left to the professionals. A nonprofessional has no business in even attempting any treatment whatsoever. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad Dr. Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
30 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Why is there no effective treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

Rx must to be wanted: The DX of antisocial personality disorder is a pattern of behavior that is related to violaqting the rights of others -it is seldom dystonic-or undesired by the individual, usually others are bothered by the individuals behavior, not the individual themselves. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan Dr. Callaghan
Addiction Medicine
49 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
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Balance work and play
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Know your limits
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Visit your doctors regularly
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Dr. Bernadette Onuoha Dr. Onuoha
Psychiatry
34 years in practice
Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences
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Do you think there is a cure for antisocial personality disorder?

Yes: Will require years of therapy and a recognition of, and commitment to conforming with rules and expectations. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Is there a way to prevent your children from growing up with antisocial personality disorder ?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is there a way to prevent your children from growing up with antisocial personality disorder ?

Antisocial: You can attempt to safeguard the kids by being a role model & support them thru their accomplishments. ...Read more

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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Dr. David Murdock Dr. Murdock
Psychiatry
24 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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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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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure evaluations are updated
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Meet with a psychologist
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Join Spec ED Parents Organization
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Dr. Steven Griggs Dr. Griggs
Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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What can cause antisocial personality disorder?

Big question and: not enough room to give a thoughtful reply. Here's a reference from someone who has a lot of thoughtful ideas: The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D. Shop around for the cheapest prices... ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

Sociopath: Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more