Definition of Antisocial personality disorder

1. Noun. A personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings ('psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by 'sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now 'antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term).

Definition of Antisocial personality disorder

1. Noun. A personality disorder marked by antisocial behavior, a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. ¹

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Medical Definition of Antisocial personality disorder

1. An individual who engages in deviant behaviour with lack of remorse. (13 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antisocial Personality Disorder

antisocial behaviour order
antisocial behaviour orders
antisocial personality
antisocial personality disorder (current term)

Literary usage of Antisocial personality disorder

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1. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"antisocial personality disorder Clinicians should be careful to avoid mislabeling patients. Although some women may have antisocial personality disorder, ..."

2. The Science, Treatment, and Prevention of Antisocial Behaviorsby Diana H. Fishbein by Diana H. Fishbein (2004)
"Suicidal behavior as essential diagnostic feature of antisocial personality disorder. Psychopathology, 34, 274—275. Martin, SS, Butzin, CA, Saum, CA, ..."

3. Violence in South Africa: A Variety of Perspectives by Elirea Bornman, René Van Eeden, Marie Wentzel (1998)
"In addition, violence is more persistent than other antisocial behaviour patterns during the so-called "bum-out" phase of antisocial personality disorder ..."

4. Somatization Disorder in the Medical Settingby G. Richard Smith, Jr., DIANE Publishing Company by G. Richard Smith, Jr., DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"Other work has shown that women with somatization disorder may lively choose to mate with men with antisocial personality disorder (We and Guze 1968; ..."

5. Batterer Intervention: Program Approaches & Criminal Justice Strategies by Christine Smith, Kerry Healey, Chris O'Sullivan (1999)
"Personality disorders usually mentioned by therapists who work with batterers are antisocial personality disorder, narcissism, and borderline personality ..."

6. Helping Employers Comply with the ADA: An Assessment of How the United edited by Roy G. Moy (2000)
"For example, an individual who exhibits rude, obnoxious behavior may be someone suffering from antisocial personality disorder. ..."

7. Individual Differences in the Behavioral Etiology of Drug Abuse edited by Harold W. Gordon, Meyer D. Glantz (1997)
"antisocial personality disorder, affective disorder, and criminal or ... antisocial personality disorder is more likely to predispose to drug abuse, ..."

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