• Subtype of ASPD: psychopathy Aileen Wuornos
Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) A pervasive pattern of willingly violating others’ personal rights, with very little sign of empathy or remorse . “ I killed those men, robbed them as cold as ice. And I’d do it again, too… There’s no chance in keeping me alive or anything, because I’d kill again. I have hate crawling through my system. ” Aileen Wuornos
Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) One study paired electric shocks with pictures of human faces in pain.
• Not only serial killers • White collar criminals e.g., Bernard Madoff • Successful CEOs? - Legal goal of a corporation is to maximize profit Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)
BiopsychosocialApproach to Personality Disorders • Psychological factors • Cognitive factors • Sociocultural factors • Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse • Invalidation • Troubled homes and neighborhoods • Biological factors • Genes contribute very generally to emotional instability • Less developed frontal lobes (override impulses)
Comorbidity & Personality Disorders Comorbidity - is the presence of 2 disorders simultaneously, or the presence of a 2nd disorder that affects the 1 being treated. Common comorbid diagnoses: • Other personality disorders • Substance and/or alcohol use disorders • Depression