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Is there a relationship between reactive attachment disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Is there a relationship between reactive attachment disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Reactive attachment: Hello,
reactive attachment may bode problems in the long run of the relationship. Antisocial personality disorder may involve legal issues, such as fighting, taking illegal drugs, frequent dui's and other related situations. Which the client may be in need of therapy and medication from psychiatrist, therapist or family doctor. ...Read more

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Reactive Attachment Disorder (Definition)

Markedly disturbed & developmentally inappropriate ways of relating socially to others. It arises from failure to form failure to form normal attachments to primary caregivers in early childhood, due to neglect or abuse or abrupt separation or frequent change of caregivers at age 6months to 3 years. It can be inhibited form (avoid comfort) or disinhibited (excessive ...Read more


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Is it ok if someone with antisocial personality disorder form a relationship?

Yes -- scary ones: Antisocial personality disorder people do form exploitative relationships. They also lie, cheat, and have no remorse for this or for using others. They can be extremely cold when you do not meet their needs. If the partner is more capable of genuine empathy and care, s/he will be emotionally harmed by this behavior -- and could also be devastated in other ways (including financial). ...Read more

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Could I have borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Could I have borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Personality disorder: There is that possibility. Best thing to do is have a consultation visit with a psychiatrist for more education and treatment options, if you wish to follow through with this. ...Read more

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How common is it in people with conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

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How common is it in people with conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Antisocial: Not uncommon to see conduct disorder along with oppositional defiant/adhd disorders. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and antisocial personality disorder?

Statistics: Estimates regarding the prevalence of borderline personality disorder (bpd) in the general population have suggested a 1 – 2% rate of lifetime occurrence (apa, 2000). The nmih cites that the prevalence of bipolar in adults in the us is 2.6% and antisocial personality disorder to be at 1%. If you have concerns about any or all of these, seek help. Doctors are trained to help and not judge. Best. ...Read more

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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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Could a person with antisocial personality disorder ever change?

Personality Disorder: Difficulty question to ask, much less to answer. Research indicates that folks with this disorder are more resistant to changing for a variety of reasons. That doesn't mean that change isn't possible. Depends on the person's desire and/or motivation to change, and willingness to persist. And what the person might see what's "in it for them" as a reward. ...Read more

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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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How do you know if someone has antisocial personality disorder? What are the symptoms?

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 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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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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Help please! Is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness?

Help please! Is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness?

Antisocial: Yes, it is. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. ...Read more

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What is bpd with narcissm? And what is mild antisocial personality disorder?

Bpd: BPD is bipolar disorder which is treatable medical condirltion. Narcissistic personality is a type of disorder which is not treatable. Antisocial personality is on a spectrum of narcissistic disorder. ...Read more

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Is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness and is there medication for it?

Is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness and is there medication for it?

Ill Personality: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental illness and, while it is difficult to treat, it is treated primarily with psychotherapy and, sometimes, with added medications. Unfortunately, people with this disorder may not want treatment or think they need it. Often individuals with antisocial personality disorder are arrested because they have little or no regard for right and wrong. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

See an expert: A lot of things *look like* antisocial personality disorder from the outside. An expert evaluation is in order. If the person truly has a psychopathic personality, they have little incentive to change. External structure and monitoring may be the only answer. If the antisocial behavior is caused by something else, psychotherapy may potentially accomplish a great deal. ...Read more

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Why isn't there treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

The number one: Reason why there is little treatment available for antisocial personality disorder is that the person does not feel the need nor the desire for treatment. ...Read more

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Antisocial personality disorder. Is there any treatment for this?

Antisocial personality disorder. Is there any treatment for this?

Tough to treat: It is hard to treat any personality disorder because it is ingrained in the person's sense of self. Usually they do not think there is anything wrong with them and do not seek treatment unless someone else forces them to. If they also avoid social interactions they will try to avoid therapists, too. If they feel any discomfort with their behavior, that is where to try to help them. ...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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What is the difference between antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy?

Empathy: Psychopathy is considered a severe form of antisocial personality (ASP). However, there is a big difference and that is the ability to empathize with others. While a characteristic of ASP is a lack of concern for the rights of others, they do have the ability to empathize, particularly with those close to them. However, it is generally accepted that true psychopaths do not have this ability. ...Read more

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Can someone with borderline personality disorder also have antisocial personality disorder?

Yes: These two personality disorders actually have some similarities and fall under the same group called cluster b personality disorders. ...Read more

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How come some people confuse borderline personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder?

How come some people confuse borderline personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder?

Different things: They are different things, but it is possible to have both. Both personality disorders may be characterized by recklessness, impulsivity, and manipulativeness. The causes are different, but some behaviors may superficially look the same. Borderline personality can be treated. True psychopathic or sociopathic personality is unlikely to respond to treatment. ...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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Is it possibly someone with antisocial personality disorder also suffer from borderline personality disorder?

Not really.: They are very different. Antisocial people don't really care for others, use people for their own means, do not have sincere emotions. In Borderline personality, people actually might care too much and don't know what to do with their feelings (so will react very extreme to a breakup or with friends). It might appear to overlap (both can have problems with anger), but they are different. ...Read more

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Which person would be more volatile: one with a sadistic personality disorder or a sociopath (antisocial personality disorder)?

Sociopath: Either of these can be emotionally volatile, or hardly at all. There is no one-size-fits-all distinction. To illustrate antisocial personality disorder, white collar criminals like Bernie Madoff are typically not violent at all, whereas serial killers like Ted Bundy are incredibly violent and volatile. ...Read more

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What are the odds of antisocial personality disorder being passed from parents to children?

What are the odds of antisocial personality disorder being passed from parents to children?

APD: The causes of antisocial personality disorder are unknown. Genetic factors and child abuse/neglect are believed to contribute to the development of this condition. Children with an antisocial or substance abusing parent are at increased risk. Many mental health experts believe the disorder develops because of a combination of genetic and environmental influences. ...Read more

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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

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Where does antisocial personality disorder come from?

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Where does antisocial personality disorder come from?

Antisocial: Personality disorders are inherent in the person, shaped by earlier experiences & manifested following stressors. For antisocial, there is usually chaotic family upbringing with violence & early history of conduct disorder issues, then substance abuse & antisocial acts as they mature. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have antisocial personality disorder?

How do I know if I have antisocial personality disorder?

You may not.: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist and be as open and honest as you can be. Very likely, just because you asked the question, you will leave the office feeling better. ...Read more

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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

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


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Antisocial Personality Disorder (Definition)

A lifelong condition in which someone meets their own needs but disregards the rights of others. May ...Read more