Antisocial Personality Disorder

The Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is a condition more commonly known as sociopathy. It has an early onset: early childhood for boys, adolescence for girls. As other Cluster B disorders, it reflects a dramatic, emotional, and erratic personality. Some of the key features and behaviors of ASPD are as follows:

  • non-conformity and repeated lawbreaking
  • deceiving, lying, conning for pleasure and profit
  • reckless disregard for safety of self and others
  • impulsivity
  • irritability or aggressiveness; frequent fights or assaults
  • lack of remorse for own wrongdoing to others
  • consistent irresponsibility regarding work, debts, or other obligations