Antisocial Personality Disorder West Palm Beach
Antisocial Personality Disorder is a condition that can affect anyone including residents of West Palm Beach.
Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is described by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV-TR), as an Axis II personality disorder characterized by “…a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood.”
The World Health Organization’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems’, tenth edition (ICD-10), defines a conceptually similar disorder to antisocial personality disorder called (F60.2) Dissocial personality disorder.
Psychopathy and sociopathy are terms related to ASPD. ASPD replaced sociopathy as a diagnosis in the DSM but the terms are not identical. Currently, neither psychopathy nor sociopathy are valid diagnoses described in the DSM-IV-TR or the ICD-10. Many people with this disorder are not violent.