Cluster B: Antisocial Personality Disorder Characteristics (Nursing)

by Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN

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    00:01 Let's think about that antisocial personality disorder.

    00:06 Antisocial personality disorder is one that is, for me at least, one of the personality disorders that I find extremely sad, and also very dangerous.

    00:22 These are characteristics where we see very highly antagonistic behaviors towards everyone.

    00:30 We find that they are not inhibited by our norms of society.

    00:37 And so their behaviors may go against what our norms are, what our expectations are, and what everyone finds acceptable? They don't care about how their behaviors are going to affect other people.

    00:56 They can hurt people and not care about it.

    01:01 They can walk out into an area and manipulate a person to do something terrible, and laugh, and not care about it.

    01:12 They don't have any remorse. They don't have any guilt.

    01:16 When we think about a child, who is showing some of these characteristics, we see the child who might hurt an animal, might be the child who thinks it's funny to put a firecracker in the mouth of a frog.

    01:37 And that may sound like a terrible thing that I just said.

    01:40 But it's one of the hallmarks of when you start talking to little children who are showing some conduct disorders.

    01:49 And they start saying, "Well, what I like to do is I like to stamp on lizards.

    01:54 I like to stamp on them, until I can see their guts on the ground." We start thinking, let's get this child some help.

    02:02 Because this is a level of anger and frustration that is coming out with a coping mechanism that has no empathy, that has no sense of guilt or remorse, and is very aggressive, and shows really frightening kinds of behaviors.

    02:22 Sometimes, when we're thinking about it, we really want to see that child.

    02:28 If we see a child who has this this conduct disorder, we really want to start thinking that we want to make sure this person gets a lot of help.

    02:38 So they can start working a little bit better with those around them.

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    The lecture Cluster B: Antisocial Personality Disorder Characteristics (Nursing) by Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN is from the course Personality Disorders (Nursing).

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    1. Antagonistic
    2. Disinhibited behaviors
    3. High levels of empathy
    4. Remorseful

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     Brenda Marshall, EdD, MSN, RN

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