Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is characterized by a pervasive disregard for others. People with ASPD often engage in decietful or manipulative behavior. Aggression and unlawful activities are also common.
People with ASPD often mistreat people even when such behaviors aren’t in their best interest. They typically show little remorse for their actions. Their disregard for social norms can make it difficult to maintain relationships, keep a job, or stay out of jail. Antisocial personality disorder is treatable, but individuals are unlikely to seek treatment until they have already experienced serious consequences for their behavior.
People with antisocial personality disorder are often skilled at charming or manipulating others. They may have exaggerated self-esteem and feel entitled to act how they want. They might mistreat others in order to get power, money, revenge, or simple amusement.
People with ASPD rarely show empathy for people they’ve hurt. If confronted about their behavior, they may deny or downplay the harm they caused. If that tactic doesn’t work, they might blame the victim for being naïve or weak
The risk of developing antisocial personality disorder increases with exposure to traumatic events. A child is also more likely to develop ASPD if they developed comorbid conduct disorder and ADHD before age 10.
Mental health treatment will likely address ASPD and additional diagnoses simultaneously. If you or a loved one has antisocial personality disorder, you can find a therapist at Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl.