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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Diagnostic Criteria

A) A pervasive  pattern  of  disregard  for  and  violation  of  the  rights  of  others,  occurring  since  age  15 years,  as  indicated  by  three (or  more) of  the  following:

  1. Failure  to  conform  to  social  norms  with  respect  to  lawful  behaviors,  as   indicated  by  repeatedly  performing  acts  that  are  grounds  for  arrest.
  2. Deceitfulness,  as  indicated  by  repeated  lying,  use  of  aliases,  or  conning  others  for  personal  profit  or  pleasure.
  3. Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead.
  4. Irritability  and  aggressiveness,  as  indicated  by  repeated  physical  fights  or  assaults.
  5. Reckless disregard for safety of self or others.
  6. Consistent  irresponsibility,  as  indicated  by  repeated  failure  to  sustain  consistent  work  behavior  or  honor  financial  obligations.
  7. Lack  of  remorse,  as  indicated  by  being  indifferent  to or  rationalizing  having  hurt,   mistreated,  or  stolen  from  another.

B) The individual is at least age 18 years.

C) There  is  evidence  of  conduct  disorder  with  onset  before  age 15  years.

D) The  occurrence of  antisocial  behavior  is  not  exclusively  during  the  course  of  schizophrenia  or  bipolar  disorder.