Friday, February 20, 2009

New NICE guidelines on antisocial personality disorder

Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is a condition that affects a person’s thoughts, emotions and behaviour in a way that harms other people. People with ASPD are impulsive, quick to anger and can behave in an irresponsible, reckless and deceitful way. They have often grown up in broken homes with lots of rows, where parenting is harsh and inconsistent. Many people with antisocial personality disorder have a criminal conviction and are imprisoned or die prematurely as a result of reckless behaviour.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) published guidance on the 28th of January whic outlines how healthcare professionals can treat, manage and prevent antisocial personality disorder (ASPD).

You can download a copy of the guidelines at

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