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How is antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) diagnosed?

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To be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), a person would have to have shown symptoms before age 15. A diagnosis can’t be made until age 18, though. Symptoms are usually at their worst during a person’s late teenage years and in their 20s, but may improve on their own over time.

The disorder is hard to treat. People with ASPD rarely seek help on their own, because they often think they don’t need it.

From: Antisocial Personality Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: " Antisocial Personality Disorder: Treatment, Management and Prevention."

Lenzenweger, MF. September 2007. Biological Psychiatry,

Ogloff, JR. , June-July 2006. Psychiatry

Fazel, S. February 2002. The Lancet,

Glenn, AL. , Oxford University Press, 2011 The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience

Mayo Clinic: “Antisocial personality disorder.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 12, 2016

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: " Antisocial Personality Disorder: Treatment, Management and Prevention."

Lenzenweger, MF. September 2007. Biological Psychiatry,

Ogloff, JR. , June-July 2006. Psychiatry

Fazel, S. February 2002. The Lancet,

Glenn, AL. , Oxford University Press, 2011 The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience

Mayo Clinic: “Antisocial personality disorder.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 12, 2016

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