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What are symptoms of "antisocial personality disorder"? Same as sociopath?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Basically Same

The term "sociopath" is a description have used with people who have antisocial personality disorder.
The hallmark of this disorder is a lack of regard or empathy for other people. This type of person will tend to use others only for personal gain and will tend to be calculating and callous in dealing with others. Episodes of aggression are often seen as well.

In brief: Basically Same

The term "sociopath" is a description have used with people who have antisocial personality disorder.
The hallmark of this disorder is a lack of regard or empathy for other people. This type of person will tend to use others only for personal gain and will tend to be calculating and callous in dealing with others. Episodes of aggression are often seen as well.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sociopath

Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors.

In brief: Sociopath

Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Antisocial

The modern clinical term for sociopathy is antisocial personality disorder.
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.

In brief: Antisocial

The modern clinical term for sociopathy is antisocial personality disorder.
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.
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