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Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD)

Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD)

APD is a chronic mental condition in which an individual's way of perceiving, thinking and relating to people are dysfunctional and negative. Such individuals don't have any regard for right and wrong and often disrespect the rights, wishes and feelings of others. It usually begins in childhood or in teenage and continues into adulthood. People with APD tend to lack empathy and are cynical and disdainful. They have an inflated and arrogant sense of self-appraisal and are extremely opinionated.

Personality forms during childhood, shaped through interaction of the following factors: