Symptoms & Signs
A person with antisocial personality disorder:
* Breaks the law repeatedly
* Lies, steals, and fights often
* Disregards the safety of self and others
* Does not show any guilt
Diagnosis & Tests
To receive a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder, a person must have shown behaviors of conduct disorder during childhood.
People with antisocial personality disorder may have the following signs:
* Anger and arrogance
* Capable of acting witty and charming
* Good at flattery and manipulating other people’s emotions
* Substance abuse and legal problems
Review Date : 10/17/2008
Reviewed By : Linda Vorvick, MD, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Timothy A. Rogge, MD, private practice in Psychiatry, Kirkland, Washington. Also reviewed byDavid Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.