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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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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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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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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. Pamela Pappas
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What is the the medication for antisocial personality disorder?

What is the the medication for antisocial personality disorder?

No medication: There is no medication for antisocial pd. Most such people do not present for treatment, as they do not see a problem. If they do come to treatment, psychotherapy is needed -- and often the first step is dawning discomfort (from which they've protected themselves well for a long time). It's a difficult process, and lack of straightforwardness can interfere. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
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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. Alan Ali
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How can I tell if I have antisocial personality disorder?

Antisocial?: What are your symptoms?. Have u been evaluated by a mental health professional & was informed u might have it? ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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How is antisocial personality disorder diagnosed in teens?

It's not.: Antisocial personality disorder is an adult diagnosis. Prior to that, in childhood and adolescence, the diagnosis would be conduct disorder. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is antisocial personality disorder?

Personality disorder: This disorder in adults is characterized by impulsiveness, irresponsible and brash behavior, lack of remorse, irritability, aggressiveness, and disregard for social norms and the law. It's the personality disorder associated with criminal offenders (through not all criminals have aspd and vice versa), and can be diagnosed by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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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. Mark Reynolds
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How to know what is antisocial personality disorder?

Antisocial personality: Antisocial personality disorder is ong-term pattern of behavior including manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal. This disorder is more common in men. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?

No Regard for Others: People with antisocial personality disorder typically have http://www.Medicinenet.Com/antisocial_personality_disorder/article.Htmfor right and wrong, often violate the law and the rights of others, landing in frequent trouble or conflict.; may lie, behave violently, and have drug and alcohol problems, may not be able to fulfill responsibilities to family, work or school: http://www.Medicinenet.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Antisocial Personality Disorder (Definition)

Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition consisting of behavior that does not regard others and ...Read more


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