Essay about Antisocial Personality Disorder

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The goal of this paper is to effectively explain the adverse affects of antisocial personality disorder. This paper will increase understanding on the psychological mindset of those who commit crimes and how it relates to their personality. I have selected two sources on the subject of antisocial personality disorders that will effectively explain an individual’s actions who suffer from this disorder. Finally we will discuss possible treatments for this disorder.
According to Merriam Webster dictionary an antisocial personality disorder or APD is a personality disorder that is characterized by antisocial behavior exhibiting pervasive disregard for and violation of the rights, feelings, and safety of others starting in childhood or the
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The most dangerous brain disorder would be minimal brain dysfunction or MDB. This brain disorder is responsible for a vast number of behavioral irregularities socially such as violent behavior, non-social actions, uncontrollable anger, and hostility. These traits are more susceptible to becoming violent crimes. Individuals who suffer from MDB often have a fit of rage and then become calm and tranquil due to dysfunction of the more dominant part of their brain.
The issue of antisocial personality disorders has joined the study of criminology and psychology together to provide an accurate depiction of this disorder. Psychologists believe that individuals who suffer from antisocial personality disorders are more susceptible to commit criminal activity than the general population. Those who suffer from antisocial personality disorder or APD tend to lack self control, culpability, and generally show no signs of remorse for their actions no matter how heinous. “Individuals with antisocial personality disorder APD have reduced impulse control, lack of empathy and guilt, and show few signs of remorse (Wahlund, 2006 pg.1082). These individuals do suffer from a personality disorder however; they are still able to comprehend the mindset of others and generally are used to influence others to accomplish their own agenda. The relationship between those who suffer from personality disorders and violent criminal activity are recurrent. For years
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