Antisocial Personality Disorder Treatment
Individuals with personality disorders usually do not seek treatment, because they do not believe that they are ill. Because of this, treatment may be very difficult. Once a person with antisocial personality disorder is willing to undergo treatment, mental health counseling is the most common treatment.
Medications may be required to treat underlying psychiatric illnesses, such as depression, bipolar disorder, or psychosis. However, there is no specific medication that is designed to treat antisocial personality disorder. Hospitalization may be required for severe cases, especially when a person is unable to care for himself. In most cases, antisocial personality disorder requires years of therapy.
Treatment for antisocial personality disorder may include:
- Mental health counseling
- Family counseling
- Group therapy
- Medications for depression:
- Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
- Paroxetine (Paxil)
- Citalopram (Celexa)
- Escitalopram (Lexapro)
- Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
- Medications for psychotic symptoms:
- Medications for bipolar disorder:
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