DEC 19, 2018 11:39 PM PST

What Exactly is Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)?

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

In general, a personality disorder is the constant pattern of a personal experience and behaviors that greatly differs from the excepted behavior. One form of personality disorder is antisocial personality disorder (APSD).

APSD is best described as the pattern of disregard for others often leading to personal distress or impairment. It has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood with an official diagnosis not given to those below 18. Sometimes, if symptoms persist and are strong a diagnosis may be given before age 15.

Watch the video above to learn more!

About the Author
  • Nouran enjoys writing on various topics including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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