Die Antisoziale Persönlichkeitsstörung des DSM-IV-TR - Befunde, Untergruppen und Unterschiede zu Psychopathy

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The diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is based on robust scientific evidence identifying a group of individuals who display antisocial behaviour from a very young age that remains stable across the life-span. This population of persons with ASPD is heterogeneous, composed of distinct sub-types defined by comorbid disorders. Evidence indicates that ASPD is distinct from both psychopathy, as defined by the PCL-R, and from Dissocial Personality Disorder, as defined by ICD-10. Studies of the prevalence of ASPD are reviewed, highlighting the difficulties inherent in designing and conducting investigations of community samples that derive accurate estimates. The few studies of the socio-demographic correlates of ASPD are presented followed by a review of the evidence on disorders that are comorbid with ASPD. Finally, a hypothesis is presented for orienting future research on the aetiology of ASPD and the development of effective programmes for reducing violence among persons with ASPD.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-128
Number of pages13
JournalForensische Psychiatrie, Psychologie, Kriminologie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009