ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER - ASP
Books On Antisocial
Antisocial personality disorder (ASP) is a
personality disorder that involves disregard for the rights of others, as well as
impulsive, irresponsible and aggressive behaviour.
Antisocial personality disorder is connected
to many of society's ills, including crime, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and
even rape and murder. For men with severe antisocial personality disorder, life becomes an
opportunity to break all social and moral rules without remorse.
Antisocial personality disorder is a disorder
that affects seven million Americans.
Predictive power of the childhood precursors
of antisocial personality disorder provides ample justification for early
Conduct problems are predictive of antisocial
personality disorder independently of the associated adverse family and social
Antisocial personality disorder is preceded
by serious and persistent conduct problems starting in early childhood,
and so there is little difficulty in identifying an at-risk group.
The diagnosis of Antisocial Personality
Disorder (APD) is controversial with its inclusion criteria substantially modified with
every new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Prototypical analysis has been proposed as a method of establishing the core and most
representative Antisocial personality disorder characteristics. The current study examined
Antisocial personality disorder prototype with 448 inmates from three correctional
institutions. Inmates differed from forensic experts on prototypical ratings in their
emphasis on behavioral manifestations, especially aggressive and antisocial behavior. On a
principal components analysis with a varimax rotation, three dimensions were observed:
impaired or dishonest relationships and impulsivity, aggressive behavior, and non-violent
delinquency. Comparison of factor scores based on past research revealed that the salience
of "manipulation and lack of guilt" for forensic experts was not shared by
inmates. Implications of prototypical analysis for the conceptualization of Antisocial
personality disorder are discussed. - Prototypical Analysis of Antisocial
Personality Disorder - A Study of Inmate Samples - RICHARD
ROGERS, KENNETH W. SEWELL, KEITH R. CRUISE, University of North Texas, RANDALL T. SALEKIN,
Florida International University.
Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality
Disorder in Persons With Severe Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders - Kim T.
Mueser, Anne G. Crocker, Linda B. Frisman, Robert E. Drake, Nancy H. Covell and Susan M.
Conduct disorder (CD) and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) are risk factors for
substance use disorders in the general population and also among persons with
schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. Among clients with substance use
disorders in the general population, CD and Antisocial personality disorder are associated
with more severe problems and criminal justice involvement, but little research has
examined their correlates in clients with dual disorders. We compared the demographic,
substance abuse, clinical, homelessness, sexual risk, and criminal justice characteristics
of 178 dual disorder clients living in 2 urban areas between 4 groups: No CD or ASPD, CD
Only, Adult Antisocial personality disorder Only, and Full Antisocial personality
disorder. Clients in the Adult Antisocial personality disorder Only group tended to have
the most drug abuse severity, the most extensive homelessness, and the most lifetime
sexual partners, followed by the Full ASPD group, compared with the other 2 groups.
Clients with Full Antisocial personality disorder had the most criminal justice
involvement, especially with respect to violent charges and convictions. Results suggest
that a late-onset ASPD subtype may develop in clients with severe mental illness secondary
to substance abuse, but that much criminal behavior in clients with dual disorders may be
due to the early onset of the full ASPD syndrome in this population and not the effects of
substance use disorders.
Components of antisocial personality disorder
among women convicted for drunken driving
B. W. Lex, M. E. Goldberg, J. H. Mendelson, N. S. Lawler and T. Bower
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School
For women, the temporal relationship between Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) and
alcoholism is unclear. Driving while intoxicated is both a symptom of Antisocial
personality disorder and the alcohol-related problem most typically reported by women. A
period prevalence sample of 33 women incarcerated for drunken driving offenses was
assessed with the SCID to identify other symptoms of Antisocial personality disorder.
Excluding behaviors that only occurred while drinking, only 1 of the 33 women met
DSM-III-R criteria for ASPD. When behaviors while drinking were included, 18.2% (n = 7)
met criteria for Antisocial personality disorder by having both a history of childhood
conduct disorder and characteristic Antisocial personality disorder behaviors as adults.
57.6% of the sample displayed the pattern of adult behavioral symptoms without a history
of childhood conduct disorder (n = 19). Women with a history of conduct disorder and
Antisocial personality disorder had a younger mean age of onset of alcohol dependence
(16.8 vs 25.6 years) and a higher rate of concurrent borderline personality disorder (85.7
vs 42.1%) than did women who had only adult symptoms of ASPD, but a similar rate of
reported parental alcoholism (71.4 vs 72.2%). With one exception, women who were diagnosed
with full ASPD with childhood conduct disorder (n = 6) had been truant and had run away
from home, but none reported cruelty to animals, vandalism, or arson in childhood. Thus,
behaviors diagnostic of ASPD were largely consequent to substance abuse, and childhood
behaviors were limited predictors of ASPD. Relationships among gender, prodromal
behaviors, and substance abuse appear more complex than anticipated, and they indicate the
need to recognize adult onset Antisocial personality disorder associated with substance
abuse as a legitimate diagnosis manifested differently by women and men.
Books On Antisocial Personality Disorder:
Boys, Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder
by Donald W. Black, C. Lindon Larson (Contributor) - From Library Journal
Evidence from genetics and neuroscience supports a biological cause for antisocial
personality disorder (ASP). Antisocial personality disorder is intimately connected to
many of society's ills, including crime, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, rape
and murder. For men with severe Antisocial personality disorder, life becomes an
opportunity to break all social and moral rules without remorse. There are ways of
detecting warning signs in troubled children, and there are procedures, various
combinations of medication, psychotherapy, and social institutional interventions to
prevent and treat Antisocial personality disorder.
Bad Boys, Bad Men describes the warning signs that predict which troubled children are
more likely to become dangerous adults and also details progress toward treatment for
Antisocial personality disorder.
Antisocial Personalities by David T. Lykken
and Dangerousness: Genealogies of Antisocial Personality Disorder
by David McCallum
Behavior: Personality Disorders from Hostility to Homicide
by Benjamin B. Wolman
Disorders from Hostility to Homicide
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings: A Practitioner's Perspective (The
Wiley Series in Personality Disorders) by Phil Willmot and Neil Gordon
Personality Disorder and Criminal Justice: Evidence-based practices for offenders &
substance abusers by Gregory L. Little, Kenneth D. Robinson, Katherine Burnette, and & E. Stephen
Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents by Scott W. Henggeler PhD, Phillippe B. Cunningham Phd, Sonja K. Schoenwald Phd, and
Charles M. Borduin