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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:

Antisocial Personality Disorder Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat antisocial personality disorder:

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2011 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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