Statistics indicate that 3% of adults in any population have antisocial personality disorder. As a result, the probability of encountering this diagnosis in one’s practice as a healthcare worker or educator is small but significant in that if misdiagnosed can have important consequences for any interventions attempted with such individuals.
Female individuals with antisocial personality disorder may also present in ways that appear atypical with regards to common perceptions of the disorder and need special focus and attention. In addition, children and teenagers may exhibit key indicators of vulnerability to such a diagnosis which, if unaddressed, may pose challenges prognostically with regards to future functioning.
- What are the prognostic indicators in children?
- How to work with this diagnosis therapeutically and in the real world?
- How do female individuals with antisocial personality disorder present?
- How to identify traits and diagnose?
- What is Antisocial Personality Disorder?