Antisocial personality disorder
Personality disorders are mental health conditions that affect how someonethinks, perceives, feels or relates to others.
Antisocial personality disorder is a particularly challengingtype of personality disorder, characterised by impulsive, irresponsible and often criminal behaviour.
Someone with antisocial personality disorder will typicallybe manipulative, deceitful andreckless, and won't care for other people's feelings.
Like other types of personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder is on a spectrum, which means it can range in severity fromoccasional bad behaviour to repeatedly breaking the law and committing serious crimes. Psychopaths are considered to have a severe form of antisocial personality disorder.
Find out what antisocial personality disorder is, what the signs are, and how it's diagnosed and treated.
A person with antisocial personality disorder may: exploit, manipulate or violate the rights ofothers lack concern, regret or remorse about other people's distress behave irresponsibly and show di
Antisocial personality disorderaffects moremen than women. It's not known why some people develop antisocial personality disorder, but both genetics and traumatic childhood experiences, such as child
Criminal behaviour is a key feature of antisocial personality disorder, and there's a high risk that someone with the disorder will commit crimes and be imprisoned at some point in their life. Men wi
To be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, a person must have a history of conduct disorder before the age of 15. Antisocial personality disorder is diagnosedafter rigorous psychological a
In the past, antisocial personality disorder was thought to be a lifelong disorder, but that's not always the case and it can sometimes be managed and treated. Evidence suggests that behaviour can imp