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Anti-Social Personality Disorder

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Anti-Social Personality Disorder Anti-Social Personality Disorder is a subgroup of a larger group of personality disorder; it is also known as sociopathy disorder. Individuals with this disorder know right from wrong just like everyone else but instead they choose to ignore it. They tend to show no empathy for others feelings by manipulating and treating others unfairly (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2017). Anti-Social Personality Disorder often leads to crimes in most cases depending on the severity of the disorder. Some may even consider these people psychopaths or sociopaths. The highest percentage of individuals with this disorder are in prison. According to Andrea Glenn and Adrian Raine, “Studies have estimated that approximately 75% of the prison population has APD (Hare, 1991). The construct of APD is very heterogeneous; since antisocial behavior is broadly defined, individuals may vary greatly on the type and severity of antisocial behavior they exhibit.” (Glenn & Raine, 2011). There are two distinctive forms of ASPD, there is reactive and proactive. Reactive form is “aggression in response to a perceived threat or frustration. Proactive is planned, purposeful aggression used to achieve a goal (e.g. to obtain possessions)” (Glenn & Raine, 2011). Although psychopaths such as murderers, rapists, etc. have the ability to experience the reactive form they would be categorized under the proactive form due to their heinous crimes. This illness is rare and usually not acknowledged;
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