Diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder

A diagnosis is made via a medical professional’s evaluation, based on specific diagnostic criteria.

For medical professionals to diagnose antisocial personality disorder, individuals must persistently disregard the rights of others, as shown by at least three of the following:

  1. They disregard the law, shown by repeatedly committing acts that are grounds for arrest.
  2. They are deceitful, shown by lying repeatedly, using aliases, or conning others for personal gain or pleasure.
  3. They act impulsively and do not plan ahead.
  4. They are easily provoked or aggressive, shown by constantly getting into physical fights or assaulting others.
  5. They recklessly disregard their safety and/or the safety of others.
  6. They consistently act irresponsibly, shown by quitting a job with no plans for another one or not paying bills.
  7. They do not feel remorse, shown by indifference to or rationalisation of hurting or mistreating others.

Antisocial personality disorder is diagnosed only in individuals aged 18 years or older.

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