Antisocial-psychopathic personality disorder

Cristina Crego, Thomas A. Widiger

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The antisocial-psychopathic personality disorder can be understood as a lifelong externalizing disorder. The purpose of this chapter is to review much of what is known about the antisocial-psychopathic personality disorder. The chapter begins with a discussion of alternative conceptualizations of this personality disorder, including whether such traits as fearlessness and boldness should be included and the concept of a successful psychopath. This discussion is then followed by a consideration of its forensic assessment, comorbidity (particularly with narcissism, substance use disorder, and criminality), etiology, pathology, course, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopmental Pathways to Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780128113233
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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  • Antisocial
  • Fearlessness
  • Personality disorder
  • Psychopathic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)


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