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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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.


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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
232 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.


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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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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Go to cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
Once
Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
Once
Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
Once
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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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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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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
once
Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
once
Make sure your OCD is not a possible side effect of any of your medications
once
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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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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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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Buy a white light box, and use it daily
Daily
Stick to a strict sleep schedule
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Keep a regular schedule
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Keep in touch with your friends and family members
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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

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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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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
Daily
Balance work and play
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Know your limits
Once
Visit your doctors regularly
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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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Is there a way to prevent your children from growing up with antisocial personality disorder?

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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

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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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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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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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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
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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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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
340 Doctors shared insights

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