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What is antisocial personality disorder?

Antisocial personality disorder is part of the Cluster B group of personality disorders. This group is characterized by dramatic, erratic, and overly emotional behavior and thinking. People with this disorder tend to be male. This disorder is characterized by complete disregard for others; lying and stealing; aggressive, hostile and violent behavior; and exploitation of others for material gain or personal gratification. Their childhood history likely involved emotional and physical neglect and abuse. They often are in legal trouble and may abuse drugs and alcohol. They may be prone to promiscuity, sexual deviation, and often fail to keep jobs.

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