Antisocial personality disorder

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Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others. There may be an impoverished moral sense or conscience and a history of crime, legal problems, and impulsive and aggressive behavior. Psychopathy and sociopathy are synonymous with, or examples of, antisocial personality disorder.

The U.S. Congress intended the term "psychopathic personality" to designate homosexuals as well as persons having psychopathic disorders, as that term is generally understood.[1] Pedophilic offenders with antisocial character tend to be involved in other kinds of crimes and to have more hyperactivity problems than other pedophilic offenders.[2]

ASPD makes it easier for a person to pass a polygraph test.[3]

In the 1952 DSM, sexual deviations were cataloged at one of the sociopathic personality disturbances that, in their turn, were part of the general category of personality disorders.

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