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Why isn't there treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

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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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


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What is the treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

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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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 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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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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Do I have antisocial personality disorder if I don't know my facebook friends?

No: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental disorder that must meet certain criteria according to a standard diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists and psychologists. Basically, people with this disorder don;t know the difference between right and wrong and are typically in trouble with the law. Relationships that they try to maintain are usually destructive in some way, benefiting only them. ...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?

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

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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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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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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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I was just wondering how can you treat antisocial personality disorder?

Difficult to treat: Aspd is considered to be among the most difficult personality disorders to treat. Because of their very low or absent capacity for remorse, individuals with aspd often lack sufficient motivation and fail to see the costs associated with antisocial acts. They may only simulate remorse rather than truly commit to change. Treatment should focus on pragmatic issues rather than insight. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Antisocial personality disorder?

Meets needs of self : Lifelong condition that meets ones own needs but disregards the rights of others. May be harmful to others. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of "antisocial personality disorder" that are first noticed?

Antisocial PD: Begins as conduct disorder in childhood or adolescence. Trouble with authority, serious rule breaking, deceit, stealing and aggression toward animals or people are some of the early signs that may indicate a problem. ...Read more

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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