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.

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Can people with antisocial personality disorder legally keep their children?

Legal Question. This is a legal, not a medical question. In most instances diagnosis is less important than behaviors. Usually if the person is a responsible and caring parent they will be considered for custody. For a more certain answer you should consult a family practice attorney in your legal jurisdiction. Read more...

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...

I fit antisocial personality disorder almost to a t. What should I do? I'm in trouble at work and see doc, for bipolar already. I need help?

See a counselor. If you are already seeing a psychiatrist for bipolar, that is a step in the right direction. You should also see a counselor to help you come up with strategies for getting along with people and in difficult situations. Good for you for looking for help. A lot of people in your shoes would just blame everyone else around them. Good luck. Read more...
Empathy training. If you have antisocial traits, and i'm presuming you see a doctor for medication for bipolar disorder, you need therapy focusing on empathy and social perspective taking. Ask your doctor about the personality disorder diagnosis and find an expert in the field for therapy. Read more...

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

Yes but. This type of relationship can never be healthy. If formed with another antisocial person, it can result in serious criminal activities. If formed with a social person, it will destroy the social person. Antisocial personalitiies need serious treatment in order to proceed with what we consider as a normal productive healthy life with anyone including themselves. Read more...
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...

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...

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...
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. There generally is no "curing" these people, as they are extremely resistant to treatment. 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...

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...
Bottom line factor. If you or your children are feeling unsafe, in a relationship with this individual, seek help immediately. Read more...
Antisocial PD. Antisocial pd includes disregard for right and wrong (including the law); irresponsible, impulsive behavior; persistent lying or omission of truth; using charm to manipulate others; repeatedly violating others' rights; and lack of remorse for harming others. They can become intimidating, dangerous, and violent. You may doubt your own sanity living with such a person. Get help for yourself now. 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...