Antisocial Personality Disorder in Dr. Gregory House

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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Dr. Gregory House was born on the 11th of June 1958 from a relationship between Blythe house, his mother, and an unknown male. His mother was a house wife married to a marine pilot, John House, who was not present when House was conceived being on overseas active duty. His mother also had an affair with another man, Thomas Bell, who House mistook for his father because of the physical characteristics that they shared.

House’s father was on active duty throughout most of his adolescence and childhood and thus he lived in various countries that his father was stationed including Egypt, Japan, the Philippines, and Japan. As a result, he became fluent in Chinese, Mandarin,
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Wilson’s failed relationships which he causes to break up

5. Offering rationalizations for behaviour that brings him into conflict with colleagues and society

a) Blaming his drug habit on the need to manage pain

6. Not able to maintain long term relationships

a) Breaking up with his wife

b) He also has one true friend in Dr. Wilson

7. Persistent irritability

a) Always snaps at patients when they question his methods

b) Often talks to his team with sarcasm when they question his methods and sometimes blocks them out all together

Strengths associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder (Rotgers & Maniacci, 2008)

1. Ability to focus on one project or case

2. Being able to see what most people consider hidden, for example the way Dr. house is able to solve cases by revealing details that the patients are trying to hide and which are important for the diagnosis

Antisocial Personality disorder can be treated in various ways (Moran, 2009)

1. Getting House to socialize with more people and conversate with them

a) Give Dr. House more clinic hours in order to make him meet more patients and