antisocial personality disorder

noun

Definition of antisocial personality disorder

: a personality disorder that is characterized by antisocial behavior exhibiting pervasive disregard for and violation of the rights, feelings, and safety of others starting in childhood or the early teenage years and continuing into adulthood

Examples of antisocial personality disorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He has been diagnosed with unspecified schizophrenia spectrum, antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2021 Klein, after considering the evidence and speaking with Prince and his girlfriend, LaKendra Harris, diagnosed the defendant with antisocial personality disorder and PTSD. James Whitlow, baltimoresun.com, 26 Oct. 2020 These substances have been shown to lower aggressive behavior in those with antisocial personality disorder and to improve the ability of sociopaths to recognize emotion in others. Parker Crutchfield, The Conversation, 10 Aug. 2020 Experts testified that Hulsey had brain damage, paranoid schizophrenia, delusions, and antisocial personality disorder. Lauren Castle, The Arizona Republic, 10 July 2020 Adults who consistently engage in antisocial-like behavior often are diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. Dr. Yalda Safai, ABC News, 18 Feb. 2020 Newman diagnosed Christian with antisocial personality disorder, which is characterized by violence, aggression, lack of compassion for others and criminal thinking. oregonlive, 16 Feb. 2020 On the top of the list of the conditions that may lead to violent acts are substance use and personality disorders, specifically antisocial personality disorder. Arash Javanbakht, The Conversation, 8 Aug. 2019 He was also diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and cocaine abuse, according to the lawsuit. Sydney Czyzon, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 July 2019

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Antisocial personality disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antisocial%20personality%20disorder. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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antisocial personality disorder

noun

Medical Definition of antisocial personality disorder

: a personality disorder that is characterized by antisocial behavior exhibiting pervasive disregard for and violation of the rights, feelings, and safety of others starting in childhood or the early teenage years and continuing into adulthood, that is typically marked by deceitful, manipulative, hostile, and reckless behavior and by a lack of remorse for having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from others, and is often associated with drug or alcohol abuse and criminal activity

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