[2015] Christina/ Bobby Leavens/Gray: Antisocial Personality Disorder

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[2015] Christina/ Bobby Leavens/Gray: Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder

A pattern of inner experiences and behaviors that deviates from the norm of the individual's culture.This disease is known the be traced back to early adulthood or adolescent experiences. This disease can effect personal and social situations for the individual and even their work environment.

* 70% more common in males than females* Antisocial personality disorder cannot be diagnosed in individual's younger than 18 yrs old.*The effects of this disorder will typically become less apparent with age, tapering off between the ages of 40-50.* There is a broad spectrum of traits associated with this disorder, including an impulsive nature, irritability and aggressiveness, diregard for personal and other's safety, and lack of remorse.

* Start individual on a medication regiment* Provide patient with affordable therapy options* Supervision in a long term care facility if needed

- Daily review & reports of patient behavior (in a facility)- One on one supervision and possible restraints if individual is harmful to self or others.-Encourage individual to become involved in outpatient group therapy-Have individual keep a weekly journal of thoughts and dreams, to share with counselor- Inform individual of the importance of routinely taking medications and of the adverse effects of stopping medication abruptly- Make sure that the individual has clear and consistant guidance in terms of how to handle situations that arise from their disorder

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