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 Antisocial Personality Disorder essay paper onlineAbstractAntisocial personality disorder is known as mental health condition in which a person develops a long-term pattern of exploiting, manipulating or abusing the rights of others. This kind of behavior is called criminal behavior. While, Conduct disorder is known as psychiatric syndrome commonly diagnosed in childhood and adolescence, and presents itself by a longstanding pattern of violations of social norms which leads to antisocial behavior. The research paper goes into detail to discuss these two disorders and we look at George’s case (Derefinko, 2008).The Criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)Antisocial personality disorder is specifically a repetitive pattern of violating and disregarding the rights of others. Diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality disorder state that the pattern must have at least three or four of the following specific symptoms and signs. The person does not follow  laws hence ends up committing serial crimes, Continuous   deceit   towards   others   especially   lying,   using   aliases   or   conning   people   for  profit   or   pleasure. Individuals with ASPD are very impulsive, they fail to give explanations for what they are doing and cannot plan ahead. A person with antisocial personality disorder gets angry and annoyed very easily, recurrently assaults others or gets into frequent physical fights with other people.A person with this condition does not care other people’s safety as well as his/her own. The person does not feel guilty about wrong-doing. This condition is also characterized by persistent lack of taking accountability, such as failing to establish a model of good work habits, to meet financial obligations and to take parental responsibility, alcohol and drug abuse and lack of steady job. Recurrent job usually changes through quitting and/or being fired. This disorder is regularly diagnosed amongst adults and it is not diagnosed in individuals younger than 18 years of age, but the affected individual starts to show symptoms of this disorder at least since 15 years. The individual constantly displays a pattern of insincere, truancy, negligence, substance abuse, running away from residence and may have had troubles with the law. Additionally, it cannot be diagnosed if an individual only shows symptoms of antisocial disorder at the same instance suffering from schizophrenia or having a maniac episode. This disorder  tends to crop up in about 1% of women and 3% of men in the United States.
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  • Antisocial personality disorder, conduct disorder

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