Antisocial Personality Disorder

An analysis of antisocial personality disorder (APD), including an overview of the available treatment.

This paper examines antisocial personality disorder (APD), describing it as a behavioral disorder indicated by actions that are blatantly destructive or actions that disregard the rights and feelings of others. The paper explains that people with APD generally appear to be charming, intelligent, and soft-spoken, belying the true brutality of which they’re capable. The paper aims to show that there are correlations between antisocial conduct in youths and adults who have APD. The paper outlines the two most effective methods of preventing APD – multidimensional treatment foster care and targeted interventions.
Almost everyone, at one point in his or her childhood, has squashed a bug, or thrown a rock at a bird. For most of us, that was nothing more than youthful friskiness. For some, however, bug squashing and rock-tossing leads to cat kicking and dog punching. And for some of us, these animal abuses are indicators for far more serious problems that emerge later in life. According to the DSM-IV, antisocial personality disorder (APD) describes a condition in which there are persistent patterns of behavior that are typified by disregard for the rights and feelings of others.