Antisocial personality disorder often called sociopathy is a condition in which a person tends to ignore the feelings and rights of others and shows a disregard for the same. Those who are prone to this behavior tend to manipulate and treat others harshly or sometimes with an indifference. They never feel guilty of being harsh or rude. In some situations, they violate laws and often become criminals. They may be addicted to alcohol and drug and may lie, behave violent and impulsive. They fail in coming up with family, work or school-related responsibilities.
The signs and symptoms of such behavior include:
These behavior problems can cause incidents like
Most of the symptoms persist for the lifetime but sometimes criminal and destructive behavior tends to decrease with age or can also decrease because of realizing consequences of behavior. If any of your dear ones are affected, you can urge them with love and politeness to consult a doctor. For the first time, one can seek the medical attention of primary care physician or either mental care professional.
For an accurate diagnosis, a doctor must understand how the affected person relates to others. Family members and friends can provide information which might be useful in examination and diagnosis. Once primary care physician evaluates medical symptoms and rules out medical conditions, he will suggest whether further evaluation is necessary by a mental care physician.
The diagnosis comprises of following:
These disorders are difficult to treat. Long-term treatment and follow up seems to be beneficial. It is difficult to get completely cured of these symptoms. It is advisable to take treatment from experienced and qualified surgeons who have handled antisocial personality disorders over the past.
One must be willing to participate in the treatment and related activities. Recovery depends on the situation and severity of the symptoms.
Apart from these psychiatric conditions and mental health problems are also treated. These people are at high risk of anxiety and depression. selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used to treat anxiety and depression.
Personality development is an outcome of the interaction of environmental factors with inherited qualities and thoughts. Though actual cause behind such behavior remains s unknown, it is believed that when life situations worsen genes become vulnerable leading to antisocial personality disorder. The arrogant and harsh behavior is due changes in the way one’s brain functions. If a person is having symptoms of such disorder for a prolonged time, leading to substance, relation, and alcohol misuse, then he or she is eligible for diagnosis and treatment.
There are no as such specific restrictions for treatment. Those who are having symptoms can undergo treatment. Early detection and prevention can save you from undertaking medications for depression and drowsiness.
If you are prescribed with depression medications, you may have some side effects like nausea, vomiting, weight gain, lower sex drive, sleeping problems, and vision problems. There are no risks associated with therapies and other medications.
Follow up and multiple sessions might be required in case of behavior therapy.
Since the root cause of the disorder is unknown, recovery is dependent on the severity of symptoms, and situations.
The treatment cost depends on the experience of the health care professional and hospital you are choosing. Consultation would cost you around Rs 500- Rs 800 on an average. Each session of therapy may be charged around Rs 1000-Rs 1500. You may have to undergo multiple sessions. Medications are not that much costly. On an average, it can cost you somewhere around Rs 1000-Rs 1500.
The tendency of abuse and misbehavior tend to decrease with increasing awareness. The results can be effective and beneficial if the person is willing to participate and recover from the disorder. The results can be for a long-term if the person has a self-motivation to come out of it.