Antisocial personality disorder is a type of chronic mental condition in which a person’s ways of thinking, perceiving situations and relating to others are dysfunctional and can be destructive.
People with antisocial personality disorder usually have no distinction of right and wrong and often dismisses the rights, wishes and feelings of others.
Personality is the combination of thoughts, feelings and actions that makes everyone unique. It's the way people view, understand and relate to the outside world, and how they view themselves. Personality forms during ones childhood, and is shaped through an interaction of these factors:
The top treatments or combinations of treatments vary on each person's particular situation and severity of symptoms. Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is not always effective, especially if symptoms are severe and the person doesn’t admit that he or she contributes to problems. Psychotherapy can be provided in individual sessions, in group therapy, or in sessions that include family and friends. Medications There are no known medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat antisocial personality disorder. But several types of psychiatric medications can assist with certain conditions that are associated with antisocial personality disorder or with the symptoms such as aggression. These types of medications might include antipsychotic, antidepressant or mood-stabilizing medications. They must be prescribed cautiously since some have the potential for misuse. Skills for family members If you possess a loved one that has antisocial personality disorder, it's important that you seek help for yourself as well. Mental health professionals with experience handling this condition can teach you the proper skills when learning how to set boundaries and assist in protect yourself from the aggression, violence and anger commonly found in antisocial personality disorders.