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Antisocial Personality Disorder Overview

What is antisocial personality disorder?
A person with antisocial personality disorder has moral and ethical values that do not correspond with society. Most of the time, this causes the person to be in conflict with society, sometimes resulting in criminal behavior.

What are the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?
Symptoms of antisocial personality disorder include failure to conform to social norms, irresponsible behavior, and the disregard for the safety of self or others. Other symptoms include lying, lack of remorse, lack of respect for the law, and depression.

How does the doctor treat antisocial personality disorder?
Antisocial personality disorder requires long-term counseling.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Antisocial Personality Disorder References
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