Antisocial Personality Disorder Causes

(Also Known As: Borderline Personality Disorder Causes, Personality Disorder Causes, Bipolar Causes, Antisocial Causes, Psychopathy Causes, Sociopath Causes, Sociopathic Personality Disorder Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Antisocial Personality Disorder?

Antisocial Personality Disorder is a persistent condition that can be recognized before age 15. Children who start fires and/or are cruel to animals are likely to develop antisocial personality. Although there is no known cause for this disorder, it is believed that genetic factors as well as child abuse are the main contributing factors in the development of antisocial personality disorder. There is also a high risk that a child with parents who are antisocial or who abuse alcohol will develop Antisocial Personality Disorder.

The following factors are attributed to the risk of developing antisocial personality disorder:

  • Antisocial parents
  • Genetics
  • Biological
  • Environmental
  • Hormonal
  • Substance Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Neglect
  • Deprivation of love and attention
  • Abandonment
  • Abuse (sexual, emotional, physical)
  • Antisocial peers
  • Alcoholic parents
  • Alcohol abuse

Could You Have Antisocial Personality Disorder?

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Excessive Love of Self, Conceit, Vanity, Selfishness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Compulsion, Obsession, Anxiety, Intrusive Thoughts, Perfectionist, Excessive Worry, Irrational Behavior
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