Sociopathy-Antisocial Personality Disorder

A mental health disorder characterized by disregard for other people.
Those with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) may begin to show symptoms in childhood, but the condition can’t be diagnosed until adolescence or adulthood.
Those with antisocial personality disorder tend to lie, break laws, act impulsively, and lack regard for their own safety or the safety of others. Symptoms may lessen with age.
Treatment may include talk therapy and support for affected family members.

 

Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW209
Diagnosis: Sociopathy-Antisocial Personality Disorder
US Patients: 1.8% during a year
World Patients:
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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