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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Ky Dorsey, M.D., Jeffrey Janofsky, M.D.
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  • Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), as defined in the DSM-5, describes a "pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others. The disorder begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood"[1]. Antisocial personality disorder must be distinguished from general criminal behavior.
  • The behavior of the person tends to be impulsive and is often criminal.

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Last updated: October 22, 2014


Dorsey, Ky, and Jeffrey Janofsky. "Antisocial Personality Disorder." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2014. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787093/all/Antisocial_Personality_Disorder.
Dorsey , Janofsky J. Antisocial Personality Disorder. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2014. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787093/all/Antisocial_Personality_Disorder. Accessed July 22, 2019.
Dorsey, ., & Janofsky, J. (2014). Antisocial Personality Disorder. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787093/all/Antisocial_Personality_Disorder
Dorsey , Janofsky J. Antisocial Personality Disorder [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2014. [cited 2019 July 22]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787093/all/Antisocial_Personality_Disorder.
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