Antisocial Personality Disorder Diagnosis

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

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

How is Antisocial Personality Disorder Diagnosed?

The manual published by the American Psychiatric Association that is used by mental health providers and insurance companies to assert that one has this kind of disorder, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), establishes the following diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality disorder: 3

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have symptoms of conduct disorder before the age of 15 which include stealing, vandalism, cruelty to animals, bullying and violence.
  • Repeatedly breaking the law
  • Conning others
  • Lying
  • Aggressiveness
  • Lack of remorse after harming others
  • Disregard of safety of yourself or others
  • Impulsive behavior

Could You Have Antisocial Personality Disorder?

Antisocial Personality Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Hyperactivity, Impulsiveness, Impaired Coping Mechanism, Inattention
Bipolar Disorder – Hypomania, Depression, Mixed Episodes of Manic Conditions, Mood Disorder, Hallucination
Intermittent Explosive Disorder – Excessive Anger, Uncontrolled Temper, Bipolar, Rage, Furious, Unreasonable Madness
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Excessive Love of Self, Conceit, Vanity, Selfishness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Compulsion, Obsession, Anxiety, Intrusive Thoughts, Perfectionist, Excessive Worry, Irrational Behavior
Oppositional Defiant Disorder – Disobedient, Hostile, Defiant, Irritability, Depression, Anxiety, Resentful, Spiteful