Antisocial Personality Disorder Category
What Is It? Antisocial personality disorder, like other personality disorders, is a longstanding pattern of behavior and experience that impairs functioning and causes distress. By definition, people with antisocial personality disorder don’t follow society’s norms, are deceitful and intimidating in relationships, and are inconsiderate of the rights of others. People with this type of personality […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Parent Alienation Syndrome occurs when individuals who have certain psychological characteristics manage internal conflict or pain by transforming psychological pain into interpersonal conflict.
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]