Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD)

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Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is a Personality Disorder that is typically described as sociopathy. It is a mental condition in which a person shows no concern for right and wrong and ignores other’s feelings. People with antisocial personality disorder tend to manipulate and treat others cruelly with heartless indifference. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior. The treatment for APD is psychotherapy and medication. These treatments only work if the patient is actual taking their medication or going to therapy, and people with mental disorders most of the time, don’t think they need help; so, they don’t follow their treatment plan. Not only do individuals with antisocial personality disorder act different, their brains function…show more content…
It is a mental condition in which a person shows no concern for right and wrong and ignores other’s feelings. People with antisocial personality disorder tend to manipulate and treat others cruelly with heartless unconcern. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior. Having a criminal history isn’t uncommon for people with this disorder, the most terrifying criminals of all time had APD.
The Ted Bundy case in 1978, is great way to understand the mind of someone with antisocial personality disorder. Ted Bundy was a serial killer in the late seventies, who targeted young college sorority girls. In just five short years Ted Bundy murdered over 30 women, with no remorse over what he had done. As a child, Ted Bundy displayed unusually behavior that were warning signs of antisocial personality disorder; he was shy, didn’t like to hang around other kids, stole things, and was very intelligent. Not to say every shy child has antisocial personality disorder, but in his case, he did. By the time Bundy was an adult he had mastered the art of manipulation. He made everyone believe he was the model citizen, the perfect all-American guy, but he had everyone fooled. At night Bundy would stock young college girls, and when the time was right he would attack. With Bundy’s charm and intelligence no one ever suspected him, but his arrogance got him arrested.
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They all have antisocial personality disorder and psychopathic tendencies. This is a fact because, all three of them were loners, they didn’t want to interact with others, not only that, they were all three very violent, physically and mentally. Those are just the two warning signs that they all have APD. They also never cared about what was right or wrong, they just acted and did as they pleased, without a care in the world. Finally, they were all highly intelligent. All three of them made careful, thought out plans, which would have been their ways to get away with murder, if it wasn’t for their arrogance getting in the way. Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Nikolas Cruz are three names that will never be erased from history, because if you do not learn the past you are doomed to repeat it.
Most people with antisocial personality disorder don’t even know they have it. When criminals have a psy-evaluation is preformed and diagnosed with APD; psychologist jump at the opportunity to study their brain activity and function. This is because not many people are diagnosed with this disorder every year, so it is hard to study properly. Studying the minds of individuals with antisocial personality disorder is a big field in the study of serial killers or criminal, because we want to know why they think and act the way they

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