Antisocial Personality Disorder or Rebellion?

Shyness and Introversion

Being a rebel can be taking the car out when your parents tell you not to or refusing to move from the spot of your favorite building being torn down. Rebellion is normally about defying authority whether it is your parents, teachers, the government, or any other kinds of people with power. It is not always for the purpose of malcontent but either to establish independence or to stand up for what is right by breaking the rules. Antisocial Personality disorder, on the other hand, causes people to lack empathy, remorse, and becoming a criminal.

Antisocial Personality Disorder is when a person does not care about what is right and what is wrong and ignores the rights and feelings of other people. They have a tendency to treat others harshly, manipulate, and show no remorse for their actions. They can lie, behave violently or impulsively, and develop drug and alcohol issues.

Normally, symptoms are shown before the age of fifteen. There are many symptoms to this disorder such as using charm or wit to get what they want for personal gain. They tend to be extremely opinionated, arrogant, and feel superior. They constantly have problems with the law and violate the rights of others through intimidation and dishonesty. Rebellion, on the other hand, does not always involve hurting others to get what you want and is not always impulsive. People with Antisocial Personality Disorder have a failure of planning ahead. They do not think about the negative consequences of others or learn from their mistakes. Serious cases can involve destruction of property, aggression towards people and animals, theft, violence, and serious violations of the rules.

Many complications can come from having this disorder in which that person can end up in jail, become homicidal or suicidal, or become homeless. Many of them also join gangs or can die at a young age from getting involved with violence. This can also cause spousal abuse, child abuse, and feelings of anxiety or depression.

Treatment will depend on the severity of the person’s disorder. Many do not seek help because they do not think they need it. There is psychotherapy where they can get treatment for substance abuse, anger management, and other mental disorders. To treat impulsive aggression, there are mood stabilizers or antipsychotics. The important thing is to get treatment in order to protect yourself and those around you from getting hurt.

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