Fast Five Quiz: Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy)

Stephen Soreff, MD

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November 11, 2021

Antisocial personality disorder, sometimes referred to as sociopathy, involves a pattern of socially irresponsible and exploitative behavior without remorse. Affected individuals display a disregard for others, do not appreciate the consequences of their behavior, often fail to conform to laws and norms, struggle with consistent employment, engage in deception and manipulation for personal gain, and have difficulty in forming stable relationships. Although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) recognizes this disorder, its overlap with conditions has made the diagnosis controversial.

Antisocial personality disorder is linked to excessive rates of suicide, homicide, and accidents. Proper recognition and treatment are essential. Refresh and test your knowledge with this quick quiz.

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