Antisocial Personality Disorder Case Study

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1 Introduction……… 1.1) purpose The purpose of this report is to identify a type of personality disorder in accordance to the case study given. 1.2) Identification Garry David or Garry Webb most likely has antisocial personality disorder. 1.3) Reasons Garry Webb shows signs of hostility or aggression as shown by his assault of three different individuals. Furthermore he shows no sign of remorse or guilt after he had committed these crimes by stating that the victims had “deserved” what had been done to them. In doing these acts he had shown that he is indifferent to the safety or protection of others and himself. This kind of behaviour is usually associated with antisocial personality disorder (APD). 1.4) Antisocial personality disorder…show more content…
People with antisocial personality disorder fail to obey social norms with respect to lawful behaviour and they may continuously perform acts that may provide grounds for arrest such as harassment, vandalism of property or pursuing illegal occupations. Individuals with this behaviour are often times manipulative and deceitful, repeatedly lying and conning others to achieve their personal pleasure or profit. They also have a tendency to be impulsive and acting on spur of the moment decisions without any previous thought, disregarding the consequences of such an act on themselves or other individuals. Moreover people with APD tend to be more aggressive this may cause them to abuse their spouses or children and may often engage in physical fights or assaults. They may also act without thought or care about the wellbeing of others or themselves such as driving while drunk, large number of accidents and may engage in substance abuse or sexual behaviour that has a great risk of a harmful…show more content…
They might be unemployed even though there are job opportunities available and may abandon work without any thought as how to get another job. They might also skip work repeatedly without a reasonable excuse. Irresponsibility in finance can be noted by acts such as failing to support those dependent on them on a regular basis, defaulting debts and failing to provide child care support. Furthermore individuals with APD tend to feel no remorse for their acts either by justifying what they had done or by being indifferent to what had occurred. They may even lay fault on the victims stating them to be deserving of what had happened to
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