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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Alternate Names : Psychopathic Personality Disorder, Sociopathic Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Persons who have APD act in cold and insensitive ways. At times, they can seem charming but are often cunning and insincere. They tend to view relationships only in terms of what they can gain from them.

People with APD may think that it is reasonable to manipulate or deceive others to get what they want. As a result, these persons tend to have a general lack of regard for rules, laws, and customs. They assume that these rules and laws do not apply to them. This causes frequent problems at work or with the law.

General symptoms include:

  • disregard for safety and responsibility
  • impulsiveness
  • irritability, aggressiveness, and/or violent behavior
  • lack of conscience or remorse for consequences of behavior
  • lack of empathy
  • lack of honesty

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    Author: Ann Reyes, Ph.D.
    Reviewer: Lisa Sterling, PharmD
    Date Reviewed: 12/17/01

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