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Antisocial personality disorder

  • Alternative Names

    Sociopathic personality; Sociopathy; Personality disorder - antisocial


    Symptoms

    A person with antisocial personality disorder may:

    • Be able to act witty and charming
    • Be good at flattery and manipulating other people's emotions
    • Break the law repeatedly
    • Disregard the safety of self and others
    • Have problems with substance abuse
    • Lie, steal, and fight often
    • Not show guilt or remorse
    • Often be angry or arrogant

    Signs and tests

    Like other personality disorders, antisocial personality disorder is diagnosed based on a psychological evaluation and the history and severity of symptoms. To be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, a person must have had conduct disorder during childhood.