Cognitive Behavioral Therapy medication is not used in treatment for antisocial

Cognitive behavioral therapy medication is not used

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violent tendencies and engage more fully in their treatment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: medication is not used in treatment for antisocial personality disorder. Instead, doctors rely on non-medication-based psychotherapy. Treatment usually involves either classic “talk” psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT produces its positive effects by helping you understand the triggers that lead you to act in harmful ways, and by helping you to develop new behaviors that don’t lead to harm. Some forms of this therapy provide you with rewards as encouragement to improve your healthy coping skills. Relatively few studies have specifically looked at the benefits that CBT has on people affected by antisocial personality disorder. However, several studies indicate that this form of therapy can do such things as: Decrease an antisocial person’s involvement in substance use Increase positive feelings toward others, and Improve the ability to function socially Extreme Cases: Institutionalization Incarceration THERAPY/TREATMENT:
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Difficult to treat b/c there are multiple issues to address, such as - Depression and/or anxiety - Severity of symptoms Psychotherapy/ Talk Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Schema Therapy Extreme Cases: Institutionalization Incarceration
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  • Spring '16
  • Psychology, Antisocial personality disorder

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