Antisocial personality disorder (APD) refers to a condition characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for and the violation of rights of others. When patients are under the age of 18 this condition is labeled conduct disorder.
Individuals with ASPD tend to be aggressive and impulsive. They may repeatedly get into fights ro physically assault others.
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Classically APD presents with a disregard for the well being of others AND patients will not have a history of legal problems (criminal record) or a history of conduct disorder.
- Disregard for others + no evidence of legal problems and conduct disorder = narcissistic personally disorder
- Disregard for others + legal problems + hx of conduct disorder = antisocial personality disorder
Page Updated: 08.29.2016