Anti Social Personality Disorder?

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Introduction Anti-social personality disorder is a relatively new umbrella term that includes the definitions of both the disorders of psychopath, and sociopath. Anti-social personality disorder was added to the 5th Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders which was published in 2009 yet the terms psychopath and sociopath have histories that date back to the 19th and the 1930’s respectively. It is critical for our society to fully understand and develop an expanding view of people diagnosed with Anti-social personality because these said individuals can be potentially dangerous and harmful. Patients who are diagnosed also have to contend with the fact that there is currently no widespread accepted treatment for this…show more content…
Once individuals transition into adulthood, their symptoms expand to include failure to obtain a stable job, an obvious unconformity to social norms, destruction, theft, frequent failure to uphold financial obligations, recklessness, no clear concern for their own or others safety, a deficiency in creating and maintaining relationships, atrocious parenting habits. A distinctive characteristic retained by diagnosed individual is also a charismatic charm, and lack of remorse, and ability to feel empathy. Within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th for an individual to be diagnosed with Anti-personality disorder he/she will display, “a persuasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others, occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following.” Of those listed as the following, a few criteria include: Irritability and aggressive behavior, Irresponsibility expressed through lack of future plans, using aliases, or deceitfulness for financial gain, an absence of remorse and empathy shown through indifference or expression of reasoning to having assaulted, stolen, or shown malice to other individuals. Requirements that need to be present to become diagnosed with Anti-social personality disorder include: the patient is eighteen years old or older, there were symptoms expressed before the he/she is fifteen years of age, the presence of Anti-social personality disorder is not only
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