Antisocial Personality Disorder PERSONALITY DISORDERS

Antisocial Personality Disorder Scale (APDS)

The Antisocial Personality Disorder Scale (APDS) is a self-report measure used to assess the presence and severity of symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD). It consists of 20 items that assess a range of behaviors and attitudes associated with ASPD, such as impulsivity, criminal behavior, and a disregard for the rights of others.

Respondents rate each item on a Likert scale from 0 (not at all descriptive) to 3 (very descriptive). The total score ranges from 0 to 60, with higher scores indicating a greater degree of ASPD symptoms.

It’s important to note that the APDS is not a diagnostic tool and should not be used in isolation to diagnose ASPD. It is best used as a screening tool to identify individuals who may require further evaluation by a qualified mental health professional.

Additionally, as a self-report measure, the APDS may be subject to response biases or inaccuracies. Therefore, it should be used in conjunction with other assessment methods and clinical judgment.

By Linda C J Turner

Coaching and Therapy
Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy.
Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist.
REIKI Master.
I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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