Antisocial personality disorder
Antisocial personality disorder is related to conduct disorder. However, conduct disorder is diagnosed in children and teenagers, while antisocial personality disorder is diagnosed in adults. The two disorders do have some traits in common, most notably that people with these disorders resist conforming to various societal behavioural norms.
Some of the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder are:
- Lack of empathy or remorse
- Complete disregard for authority or law
- Extreme impulsiveness
- Aggressive irritability towards others that results in hostile actions
- Disregard for the safety of oneself and others
Antisocial personality disorder is difficult to treat, but it can be done. Before any therapeutic treatments are recommended, a full assessment must first be completed by one of Insight Psychological’s licensed counsellors.
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