Essay about Antisocial Personality Disorder And Personality Disorders

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Antisocial Personality Disorder

The research question that I will be discussing is how does antisocial personality disorder affects people. Antisocial personality disorder is one type of personality disorder. The American Psychiatric Association defines antisocial personality disorder as “a pattern of disregarding or violating the rights of others. A person with antisocial personality disorder may not conform to social norms, may repeatedly lie or deceive others, or may act impulsively” (https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/personality-disorders/what-are-personality-disorders). I think that this topic is important to be informed about because not much people are aware of this type of personality disorder. We, as an audience, should be more aware of personality disorders such as this one. When you think of antisocial, you may think that it is a harmless personality disorder, but it is a disorder that has been a trait found within some criminals, more specifically criminals who feel no remorse or guilt; if you were to name the type of criminal it would be serial killers. Learning about this disorder will possibly help parents distinguish if their teen has this personality disorder and how to help them deal with this disorder. Antisocial personality disorder is a dangerous personality disorder because it can lead to aggression, lack of guilt or remorse, being manipulative, and criminal behavior.

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