Antisocial Personality Disorder Category

No inhibitions, no moral sense, and no social structure

Within the DSM-IV-TR, the criteria for antisocial personality read:A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights ofothers occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of thefollowing: Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicatedby repeatedly performing acts that are grounds […]

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Measurement Tools

Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, Psychopathic behaviour. The Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale (PPTS; Boduszek et al., 2016) Single-Item Narcissism Scale (SINS) Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale, a test of sociopathy Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) and Bech-Rafaelsen Mania Rating Scale (MAS) – Bipolar disorder Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) – Bipolar Disorder DA12profile Personality Inventory, and SCL-90- Antisocial […]

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“Dissociative Identity Disorder” (DID) by the American Psychiatric Association

Research repeatedly finds that typical highly-dissociated (“fragmented”) people were subjected to extreme neglect, abuse, abandonment, or other trauma as young children. Their nurturance deprivations were profound. The great majority of us don’t have anywhere close to this degree of personality splitting – and do have some.

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Psychological Characteristics of Alienating Parent

Parent Alienation Syndrome occurs when individuals who have certain psychological characteristics manage internal conflict or pain by transforming psychological pain into interpersonal conflict.

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Serotonin and Aggression

Low serotonin levels are also linked to a host of psychiatric afflictions other than impulsive aggression. Some of these include migraines, pathological shyness, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, restless leg syndrome, gambling, and depression, besides several addictions (food, sex, and drugs). Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are among the most widely prescribed drugs, being consumed by millions upon […]

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Are You the Object of Hate?

Are You the Object of Hate?If you’ve ever been the target of hatred, you know how upsetting, frightening and emotional it can be. Actually, since the overall effects of hatred are so physically harmful and emotionally devastating, perhaps we should think of hatred as another type of “H-Bomb.”As you may recall, real H-bombs (hydrogen bombs) […]

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Symptoms and Signs for ASPD

Patients with antisocial personality disorder may express their disregard for others and for the law by destroying property, harassing others, or stealing. They may deceive, exploit, con, or manipulate people to get what they want (eg, money, power, sex). They may use an alias. These patients are impulsive, not planning ahead and not considering the […]

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Diagnosis for APSD

Clinical criteria (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition [DSM-5]) For a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder, patients must have A persistent disregard for the rights of others This disregard is shown by the presence of ≥ 3 of the following: Disregarding the law, indicated by repeatedly committing acts that are grounds for arrest Being […]

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Antisocial personality disorder

Both genetic and environmental factors (eg, abuse during childhood) contribute to the development of antisocial personality disorder. A possible mechanism is impulsive aggression, related to abnormal serotonin transporter functioning. Disregard for the pain of others during early childhood has been linked to antisocial behavior during late adolescence.   Antisocial personality disorder is more common among 1st-degree […]

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ASPD

People with antisocial personality disorder commit unlawful, deceitful, exploitative, reckless acts for personal profit or pleasure and without remorse; they may do the following: Justify or rationalize their behavior (eg, thinking losers deserve to lose, looking out for number one) Blame the victim for being foolish or helpless Be indifferent to the exploitative and harmful […]

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