antisocial personality disorder

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Synonyms for antisocial personality disorder

a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect

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Additionally, it incorporates different analytical techniques and research methods to examine criminal and antisocial behaviors.
In relation to the third model, of particular interest in the present study, research has provided empirical support for depressive symptoms leading to antisocial behavior (Beyers & Loeber, 2003; Curran & Bollen, 2001; Loeber, Russo, Stouthamer-Loeber, & Lahey, 1994) as well as antisocial behavior leading to depressive symptoms (Capaldi & Stoolmiller, 1999; Feehan, McGee, & Williams, 1993; MacPhee & Andrews, 2006; Overbeek, Vollebergh, Meeus, Engels, & Luijpers, 2001; Patterson, Reid, & Dishion, 1992).
Susman thinks that "eveningness" might make young adolescents vulnerable to antisocial behavior as well, and she is studying how atypical patterns of cortisol secretion might add to the problem.
Despite introducing several control variables into their model, these authors found that the use of corporal punishment predicted an increase in later antisocial behavior among children.
One unique environmental common factor affected primarily the risk for adult antisocial behavior and conduct disorder.
Moreover, 85 percent of severely maltreated boys with the low-activity MAOA gene developed antisocial behavior by young adulthood.
Although boys tend to exhibit more behavior problems relative to girls, antisocial behavior demonstrated by females is increasing and the behaviors are becoming more violent in nature (OJJDP, 1999).
Since official records only report a small number of the antisocial acts committed by adolescents, the researchers asked the adolescents and their parents or guardians to document the delinquent and antisocial behavior themselves.
In its most severe forms, childhood antisocial behavior can lead to diagnoses of conduct disorder (CD) or oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).
The center will also examine in a cohort that has been followed for 20 years the relationship between lead and antisocial behavior, including delinquency, criminality, and incarceration in adulthood, as well as conduct disorders and features consistent with ADHD in early adulthood.
First, Mayer identifies a number of factors within the school that appear to contribute to antisocial behavior.
The Susceptibility Hypothesis suggests that individuals with learning disabilities have personality characteristics that make them more likely to engage in antisocial behavior.
Problems with antisocial behavior in this subpopulation are the norm rather than the exception.
Injury by violent etiology tends to conjure up first reaction visions of gangs and illegal or, at least, antisocial behavior.
He concluded that early antisocial behavior is a forerunner of both drug abuse and crime, "challenging the assumption that drug use causes crime.