Do I have to worry about ASPD?

In the News: Another scary article written about Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD).

Many people, after reading such articles, wonder if they’re “antisocial” or have an antisocial disorder.

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Background: ASPD is a mental health condition. A very small percentage of the population actually has the condition.

Doctor’s Expert Health Insights

Who’s this for?

  • anybody interested in brain health.
  • anybody interested in mental health.

What are some points I should focus on?

First: Please know this: ASPD is very rare. Only 1-3% of all Americans have the condition.

Second: One major symptom and hallmark of ASPD is anger and violence. AND, the person never expresses remorse for their actions. Being around someone with ASPD can be very tough.

Third: Don’t let anyone fool you! Just being antisocial or requiring regular moments of solace DOES NOT mean that you have ASPD.

The Big Picture: Mental health conditions can drastically affect relationships and our personal daily lives. You’ll need an expert to help guide you and determine what exactly you could be struggling with.

In the case of Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), you need to understand that the chances of you or your loved ones having it is very low. People are using this diagnosis too loosely in everyday conversation.

Here’s what you need to know: being antisocial and lying can also be signs of ADHD, anxiety, or depression. If you feel that you really could have ASPD, it’s vital that you have your doctor rule out other conditions that could be affecting you.

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