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ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER: OVERVIEW AND EXAMINATION OF THE CURRENT RESEARCH

ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER: OVERVIEW AND EXAMINATION OF THE CURRENT RESEARCH

The paper presented here examined antisocial personality disorder. Topics included a delineation of the nature of the disorder in both childhood and adulthood, the diagnostic criteria for the disorder, its prognosis, and general methods of treatment. The current research on both the childhood and adult forms of the disorder were also reviewed. In general, this research focused on determining genetic and/or bioneural aspects of the condition as well as exploring the psychosocial elements and how they varied over time. In general, the examined literature indicated that the person with antisocial personality disorder is one who showed evidence of antisocial behavior at some point in childhood. His or her prognosis will vary depending upon a host of environmental, and/or social factors such as the mental health status of the parents, whether child abuse is present, whether the individual shows evidence of substance abuse and so forth. There also appears to be a strong genetic and bioneural involvement in the development of the disorder

ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER: OVERVIEW AND EXAMINATION OF THE CURRENT RESEARCH

There are few people who have read William March's novel "The Bad Seed" or seen the movie with the same title that do not get a chill when they think of little Rhoda Penmark, a sweet, very tidy, very well-mannered girl aged eight who is the pride and joy of her mother Christine. However, Rhoda, who seems like the absolutely perfect child, has trouble making friends and after spending some time with her, people begin to think she is rather odd, perhaps even sinister. When another child wins a price at a school outing a prize which Rhoda desperately wanted, and minutes later that girl is found drowned, the reader begins to feel a tension that increasingly escalates in the novel. This is because Rhoda Penmark has the childhood form of an...

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ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER: OVERVIEW AND EXAMINATION OF THE CURRENT RESEARCH. (1969, December 31). In LotsofEssays.com. Retrieved 09:11, April 22, 2019, from https://www.lotsofessays.com/viewpaper/1706152.html