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Antisocial Personality Disorder


Synonyms of Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • ASP

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Antisocial personality disorder (ASP disorder) is a mental illness that usually becomes apparent during adolescence, before the age of fifteen. Symptoms usually include antisocial behavior in which there is little concern for the rights of others such as indifference to the moral or legal standards of the region or community. Behavior patterns usually include excessive drinking, fighting and irresponsibility. A key to the disorder is long lasting, persistent, manipulative, exploitive actions and manners that determinedly ignore others. For a diagnosis, some clinicians insist that the behavioral pattern be exhibited during childhood. Some clinicians believe that genetic makeup contributes to the cause of the disorder, but a detailed understanding of the cause remains elusive.

    Organizations related to Antisocial Personality Disorder
    • NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
      6001 Executive Blvd
      Rockville MD 20892-9663
      Phone #: 301-443-4513
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
    • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
      Colonial Place Three
      Arlington VA 22201-3042
      Phone #: 703-524-7600
      800 #: 800-999-6264
      e-mail: membership@nami.org
      Home page: http://www.nami.org
    • National Mental Health Association
      2001 North Beauregard Street
      Alexandria VA 22311
      Phone #: 703-684-7722
      800 #: 800-969-6642
      e-mail: infoctr@nmha.org
      Home page: http://www.nmha.org
    • National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
      1211 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia PA 19107-6312
      Phone #: 215-751-1810
      800 #: 800-553-4539
      e-mail: info@mhselfhelp.org
      Home page: http://www.mhselfhelp.org



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