Characteristics Of Antisocial Personality Disorder

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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
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Thomas. She is a sociopath, who is an author, a law professor, a former lawyer, the founder of sociopathworld.com, and a Sunday school teacher. Within her article, that is published within the 2013 May/June issue of Psychology Today she talks about her life as a sociopath. She mentions various scenarios of antisocial personality disorder characteristics within her article. The characteristics that she mentions are lack of remorse, deceitfulness, aggressiveness, and disregard for the safety of others. Within her article, she mentions how she had taken pleasure in doing these things …show more content…
Also, the texts say that antisocial personality disorder is hereditary, when a person has antisocial personality disorder and alcohol and drug disorders. Within the text, it also mentions how to receive a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder. To be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, you need to be at least eighteen and have some history with conduct disorder (“Antisocial Personality Disorder”). They also talk about no conduct disorder associated with antisocial personality disorder, therapies and treatments, and the causes of both, antisocial personality disorder and alcohol and drug

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