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Can someone with antisocial personality disorder be able to work with children?

Can someone with antisocial personality disorder be able to work with children?

Questionable: Although it would be hard to say with much accuracy yes or no on this one, I would lean towards no. Almost any job with children, unless it's in the service industry or an equivalent, requires empathy and emotional attunement. These attributes are two essential things kids need from those in charge of them, and that people with apdo lack. ...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


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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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Is it possibly someone with antisocial personality disorder also suffer from borderline personality disorder?

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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What are the steps taken to cure someone of antisocial personality disorder?

What are the steps taken to cure someone of antisocial personality disorder?

Wish to change: Work with a therapist to discover the causation and develop tools for better communication skills. Often apd results from early disfunctional family interactions, which lead to low self esteem, and a felt need to protect oneself from anticipated rejection. Identifying positive aspects of yourself may allow you to be more comfortable, hence less defensive in relation to others. ...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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I live with someone who could have antisocial personality disorder. What are the major symptoms of this condition?

Symptoms of: Antisocial personality disorder include disregard for right and wrong, persistent lying or deceipt, using charm or wit to manipulate others, intimidation of others, trouble with the law, potentially violent behavior, repeatedly violating the rights of others, lack of remorse, impulsive behavior, agitation and irresponsibility. These are very difficult people to deal with. ...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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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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How to know what is antisocial personality disorder?

Irritability: The hallmark of all personality disorders is inflexibility. With that in mind the essential feature of antisocial personality disorder is a pattern of irresponsible and antisocial behavior beginning in childhood or early adolescence and continuing into aduthood.
People with this disorder tend to be irritable and aggressive and to get repeadtedly into physical fights and assaults. ...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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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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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?

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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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 do disocial & antisocial personality disorder differ?

Dissocial PD: En. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/dissocial_personality_disorder
antisocial personality disorder (aspd), also called dissocial personality disorder, is a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for. ..
They are different names for the same disorder. Antisocial personality disorder is the term that is used most in the United States at this time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is antisocial personality disorder?

Could you explain what is 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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Genius and antisocial personality disorder, what are these?

Genius and antisocial personality disorder, what are these?

You may rate very: High on IQ testing but have difficulty relating to others. IQ is a genetic gift often unwrapped in an enriched environment. Makes a person no better or worse than anyone else. Please see a mental health professional for the antisocial part, which can be treated but takes work in between sessions to develop empathy and behaviors that help one relate. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about adult antisocial personality disorder?

It can be dangerous: This is a personality characterized by attitudes that are not merely disinterested in the well being of others, but actually interested in opposing that. They can, therefore, do intentionally cruel or damaging things. Neither sympathy nor compassion will prevent them and depending on other things, even laws might not make them stop. Life is risky for others near them and for themselves. ...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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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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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 do I know if I might have antisocial personality disorder?

Lack of empathy/guil: Little concern about rules or morality no empathy 4 people's feelings little remorse or guilt--watch dexter 4 extreme example. ...Read more

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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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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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Antisocial Personality Disorder (Definition)

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