Sociopathy-Antisocial Personality Disorder
Wiki Number: PW209
Diagnosis: Sociopathy-Antisocial Personality Disorder
US Patients: 1.8% during a year
Sex Ratio: B3;G
Age Onset: age 10, before or after
Brain Area: high testosterone, low cortisol; lower serotonin, higher impulsiveness; less gray matter. Low prefrontal cortex acts
Symptoms: disregarding or violating others’ rights; exploit others with arrogance but no remorse;charming but impulsive ; con artists
Progression: frequently addicted; high crime rates with premeditated aggression; become dangerous burdens to families; aggressive in prisons
Causes: ADHD, oppositional defiant-disorder (ODD), genetic, birth-family environment, criminal and suicidal
Medications: no FDA approved medications for treatment; antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers may reduce symptoms
Therapies: with little remorse, don’t typically cooperate with therapies, unless restrained by others
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- Assessing social competence and antisocial behaviors in children: item response theory analysis of the home and community social behavior scalesby Silje Sommer Hukkelberg on January 24, 2023
CONCLUSION: The results indicate that the HCSBS is a reliable measurement instrument although there is still a potential for improvement by revising some of the items.
- Dispositional employability and self-regulation in antisocial and prosocial personalities: different contributions to employabilityby Elena Lisá on January 9, 2023
The manuscript is based on the dispositional approach of employability, dispositional personality trait theories (dark triad, light triad, HEXACO honesty-humility), and reinforcement sensitivity theory. The facet-focused analysis allowed a more targeted interpretation of the results about the contribution of dark/light personalities and self-regulation for employability and a deeper understanding of practical implications. We analyzed the mediating effect of the behavioral activating system (BAS...
- Masquerade of Polish Society-Psychological Determinants of COVID-19 Precautionary Behaviorsby Natalia Maja Józefacka on January 8, 2023
The risk of contracting COVID-19 was a very specific situation of uncertainty and ambi-guity, and of course, cognitively interesting for psychologists studying the determinants of behaviors of different personality types. In this study, we set our sights on trying to find a correlation between adherence to wearing masks and receiving vaccinations and having certain character traits that we thought might influence preventive behavior or not. We focused on the Dark Triad-psychopathy,...
- Alcohol Use Disorder Criteria Exhibit Different Comorbidity Patternsby Ashley L Watts on January 6, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Different symptom combinations appear to yield differential expressions of alcohol use disorder that are disorder-specific, or reflect broader tendencies toward externalizing, internalizing, or both.