How do you prevent a child from becoming an adult with antisocial personality disorder?

Psych evaluation. If your suspicions are right that your child may have antisocial behavior, i recommend that he/she consult a psychologist or psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis. Psychotherapy will be part of the management plus medication.

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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...

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...
Antisocial. 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...

How is somone diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder?

History and Testing. This diagnosis is made primarily through a history that is consistent with the diagnosis. There are also psychological tests that can help reveal the probability that someone has antisocial personality. Read more...
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...
Antisocial. 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. A psychiatrist can make this diagnosis after a full evaluation. Read more...

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...
Not likely . The hallmark of antisocial personality disorder is for the person to have basically no conscience. No sense of right and wrong or social morals. This type of personality disorder is especially resistant to treatment. Read more...

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...
Antisocial. 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...

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...
Antisocial. 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...

How is antisocial personality disorder self-diagnosed?

Not. Personality disorders are complex, and cannot be diagnosed by filling out a quiz or questionnaire. If you are concerned that you or someone you know may have one, see a doctor or psychologist. Read more...
It's not. It takes a thorough evaluation to make any accurate diagnosis. Read more...
Antisocial. 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. Self diagnosis is not recommended. A full psychiatric and forensic evaluation is the best way to go. Read more...