Antisocial Personality Disorder Research Paper

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Famous People with Antisocial Personality Disorder Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), comes in many different forms, and they are all characterised by the way a person thinks and perceives situations that are much different from normal people. People who have this disorder have no regard for right or wrong, often manipulating and antagonizing the people around them. Unfortunately, ASPD does not discriminate either, and famous people with antisocial personality disorder are affected the same way as anybody else. What Is Antisocial Personality Disorder? Antisocial personality disorder is what mental health experts define as part of the Cluster B group, meaning it’s one of the emotional, dramatic, and erratic types of personality disorders.…show more content…
His criminal activity includes poking a cigar into the eye of a teammate after he was provoked. His rash behaviour includes a decision in January 2006 to request a transfer earning him much criticism from the clubs fans. Barton does not take any personal responsibility or show any remorse from his actions, either on or off the field. Movies Featuring Characters with Antisocial Personality Disorder: According to mental health experts, ASPD is frequently a displayed condition in Hollywood. About 23% of award winning movies features people with antisocial personality disorder such as: • Marlon Brando in the 1972 movie, “The Godfather”. • Robert De Niro in the 1974 movie, “The Godfather Part II”. • Michael Douglas in the 1987 movie, “Wall Street”. • Anthony Hopkins in the 1991 movie, “Silence of the…show more content…
However, there are some areas that can be of some help to those afflicted. For example, some medications that have been shown to reduce aggressive tendencies may also be helping the aggression in ASPD patients. Medication such as atypical antipsychotics that target irritability and mood could be beneficial to individuals with ASPD. Other studies suggest that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, might also be beneficial with those people that have a milder form of ASPD. Antisocial personality disorder describes a pattern of feelings and choices, so this doesn’t mean that individuals with the ASPD are unable to chart their own paths through life. People with ASPD know what is going on around them, and they also know the difference between right and wrong. They should be held accountable for their actions, even at a young age. They need to be shown that actions have
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