Antisocial Personality Disorder

An enduring and pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since the age of 15. There is evidence of Conduct Disorder with onset before the age of 15.


Is there a test for Antisocial Personality Disorder?

Only a licensed mental health professional can diagnose a mental illness. However, people with antisocial personality traits are more likely to answer "yes" to the following questions:

  • Did you have serious behavioral issues before the age of 15?

    • Did you physically harm people or animals?

    • Have you committed robbery, theft, vandalism, arson, or other major violent crimes?

  • Do you often commit crimes or do illegal things?

  • Do you often lie and deceive others in order to achieve your goals?

  • Do you often act impulsively without considering the consequences for yourself or others?

  • Have you ever assaulted someone or threatened someone with violence?

  • Do you often engage in reckless driving or drive while intoxicated?

If you answered yes to several of these questions, you may have antisocial personality traits. If they cause you significant suffering, impairment, or stress, psychotherapy can help.


What are the symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder?

Antisocial Personality Disorder manifests itself through a variety of different symptoms. These may include:

  • Repeated non-compliance with social norms up to and including criminal behavior

  • Deceiving or taking advantage of other people

  • Impulsivity

  • Irritability and aggression

  • Behavior that is harmful to oneself and others

  • Lack of guilt and remorse

  • Decreased sense of emotion

If you suffer from these or other mental health symptoms, schedule your first appointment today.