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Antisocial Personality Disorder
The current psychiatric description of a person who chronically and without remorse violates the rights of others is “ASPD,” or antisocial personality disorder. Some might see certain politicians, policymakers, and criminals in the public eye as being afflicted with antisocial personality disorder. One wishes this were not the case, but wishing doesn’t make the condition simply vanish. The fellow who beats his dog at every turn, enforces abuse on family members, or tortures others for purposes of domination and control, the thief, murderer, or burglar, could be correctly labeled ASPD. Generally, criminal would be a workable synonym for this condition. And jail time is the usual consequence.
However, if we are to look at this condition as a treatable “disorder,” then we need also to look at contributing factors and causes for it that can be addressed.
Since its coining, little to no relief of this disorder has been offered from traditional medicine.
The diagnosis is often used in conjunction with drug or alcohol abuse, as criminality, emotional disarray, and poor choice-making often go hand in hand with substance abuse. However technically speaking, it would be a less correct diagnosis unless the antisocial personality disorder symptoms precluded the substance use. Therefore, the prognosis is very good for those who have been diagnosed as having antisocial personality disorder in conjunction with substance abuse issues, in that once the substance abuse issues have been addressed, it is very likely that the antisocial personality disorder symptoms can be resolved as well, through various counseling, and other therapeutic ways to help one improve the authorship of their life choices and personal responsibility.
For some who are sincere in their desire for wellness, it may be possible that this condition can be overcome without mind-numbing medications.
If one has been diagnosed with this label of “Antisocial Personality Disorder” it is easy to see how one could become hopeless in resolving the situation. Especially since the antisocial personality disorder leaves ruin and self-sabotage in its wake.
If one is seeking a better choice for treatment for ASPD than heavy drugs, one only has to pick up the phone for information. Don’t lose hope. We offer tapering programs for Abilify withdrawal and many other drugs, and other treatment options to empower better decision-making and life skills. Please contact us for more information on how we can assist with resolving drug and alcohol issues as well as provide a greater understanding concerning the causes of these and related ASPD issues that may have seemed untreatable up to now.