Can antisocial personality disorder affect the life of a person with this diagnostic and their family members? In general, personality’s disorders affect the overall social functioning of a person, by eluding and eliminating any type of socialization; moreover, in the case of a chronic mental condition as an antisocial personality disorder the person with this diagnostic ways of thinking, perceiving situations and relating to others are negative and dysfunctional, affecting their positive and harmless interaction with others. Besides, those with antisocial personality disorder have the tendency to provoke, to manipulate, or to treat others bitterly or with complete indifference. They may ...view middle of the document...
Moreover, some of the early signs of this disorder in children include cruelty to animals, bullying, unpredictable, hostility, social segregation, and school below expectation performance. Finally, antisocial personality disorder symptoms may start in childhood but are fully noticeable in a person during their early adulthood stage.
Besides, it is important to identify the possible causes of this disorder, and understand that personality disorders are supposed to be triggered by the combination of the genetic and environmental influences. Some individuals may have genes that make them susceptible to developing antisocial personality disorder, and life circumstances may stimulate its development.
In addition, antisocial personality disorder has not specific causes, but some factors increase the risk of developing, or triggering that disorder.
Risk Factors. Not body knows exactly what cause antisocial personality disorder, but what the researched shows is that some factors can increase the risk of developing this disorder. Some of this factors are: the diagnosis of childhood conduct disorder, family history of antisocial personality disorder or other personality disorders or mental illness, being subject of any type of abuse during childhood, unstable or chaotic family life during childhood, loss of parent through traumatic divorce during childhood, history of substance abuse in parents or other family members, and be male.
Antisocial personality disorder supposed to have its origins in childhood, that is way it is very important that parents, family members, teachers, pediatricians, and others to identifies some of the signs of this disorder to provide early intervention like correct discipline, lessons education in behavioral skills, family therapy, and psychotherapy, to reduce the possibilities that at-risk children grows as an adult with antisocial personality disorder.
Test and Diagnosis
When physician has the suspicion that a person has antisocial personality disorder, they practice a series of medical and psychological test and exams to determine a diagnostic; this process is long and explicit and includes a physical exam, a lab test, psychological evaluation, and some interviewing of family members and friends of the patient to obtain and accurate and more detail information. It is difficult to determine if a person has antisocial personality disorder but the secret is to analyses how the affected person interact with others. A person with this disorder is characterized because is a person who has a precise understanding of others’ thinking with almost not consciousness or concern for their feelings. Guiding the person to act and make others miserable with any regrets
Physical exam. This exam is done by the physician, to see if any other problems are causing some of the symptoms and to check for any other complications.