Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)

Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is characterized by patterns of disregard to others and callous behaviors and attitudes towards the wishes of others. ASPD cannot be diagnosed in anyone under the age of 18 but these behavior patterns typically begin to exhibit themselves around the age of 15.

Symptoms of ASPD include impulsivity, disregard for the rights of others (both physically and psychologically), not caring about laws or societal norms. Sufferes of ASPD can be superficially charming and glib. They typically suffer from conduct disorder was a child. There is sometimes confusion because ASPD symptoms are the symptoms of a 'psychopath' or 'sociopath'. Although many of the traits are the same the terms psychopath and sociopath are not official diagnoses that a mental health professional could make.

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