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How is somone diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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