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Equilibrium - Self Harmony

Anti social personality disorder

Definition
A pattern of irresponsible behaviour that lacks morals and ethics and brings the person into conflict with society

Causes, incidence and risk factors.

The cause of this disorder is unknown but biological and genetic factors may play a role. The chances of this disorder occurring is higher in people who have an antisocial parent. Although the diagnosis is limited to those over the age of 18, there is always a history of antisocial behaviour before age 15 demonstrated by excessive lying, truancy, delinquency and substance abuse. As an adult there is a pattern of unlawful behaviour failure of job and family responsibility, reckless personal behaviour, promiscuity, failure to sustain long term relationships and aggressive behaviour. There is a lack of anxiety or emotion in situations that warrant such emotions. Superficial charm and wit can be highly developed ad skilfully used for their own ends. This disorder tends to occur more commonly in men and in people whose predominant role model had antisocial features.

Symptoms

Lack of concern for societies expectations and laws
Unlawful behaviour
Violates the rights others
Physical aggression
Lack of stability in home life or in a job
Lacks remorse

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