|This area of the brain is thought to be responsible for behavior including appropriate social behavior, judgement, and impulse control. Antisocial personality disorder is thought to develop from chemical imbalances in specific areas of the brain.|
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- Repeated law breaking
- Deceitfulness, repeated lying
- Irritability and aggression
- Disregard for safety of oneself or others
- Irresponsibility regarding work, family, or finances
- Lack of guilt over hurting others
- Inability to feel sympathy or empathy for others
- Lack of concern for consequences of actions/behavior
- Inability to learn from experience or change behavior based on past outcomes or predicted future outcomes
- Bullying or cruelty to animals and/or other humans
- Destruction of property
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 00/52/2014 -