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'''Antisocial personality disorder''' (APD or ASPD) is a [[psychiatric]] diagnosis that interprets antisocial and impulsive behaviours as symptoms of a [[personality disorder]]. Psychiatry defines only pathological antisocial behavior; it does not address potential benefits of positive antisocial behavior or define the meaning of '[[prosocial]]' in contrast to 'antisocial'.
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'''Antisocial personality disorder''' (APD or ASPD) is a [[psychiatric]] diagnosis that interprets antisocial and impulsive behaviours as symptoms of a [[personality disorder]]. Psychiatry defines only pathological antisocial behavior; it does not address potential benefits of positive antisocial behavior or define the meaning of '[[social]]' in contrast to 'antisocial'.
   
 
Professional psychiatry generally compares APD to '''sociopathy''' and '''[[psychopathy|psychopathic disorders]]''' (not to be confused with '''[[psychosis]]'''). Approximately 3% of men and 1% of women are thought to have some form of antisocial personality disorder according to [[Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders|DSM-IV]].
 
Professional psychiatry generally compares APD to '''sociopathy''' and '''[[psychopathy|psychopathic disorders]]''' (not to be confused with '''[[psychosis]]'''). Approximately 3% of men and 1% of women are thought to have some form of antisocial personality disorder according to [[Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders|DSM-IV]].
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