Antisocial Personality Disorder PARENTAL ALIENATION PERSONALITY DISORDERS Q & A with #LindaCJTurner

Q & A – How and why do people become sociopaths?

The development of sociopathy, or Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), is complex and not fully understood. Research suggests that both genetic and environmental factors may play a role in the development of ASPD.

Some studies have shown that individuals with ASPD may have a genetic predisposition towards impulsivity, aggression, and a lack of empathy. Additionally, childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, or growing up in a chaotic environment may increase the risk of developing ASPD.

Other risk factors for ASPD include:

  1. Early-onset conduct disorder: Children who exhibit persistent aggressive or antisocial behavior before age 10 may be at increased risk of developing ASPD later in life.
  2. Substance abuse: Substance abuse, particularly during adolescence, is strongly associated with an increased risk of ASPD.
  3. Lack of parental supervision: Children who grow up in environments with little parental supervision or inconsistent discipline may be more likely to develop ASPD.
  4. Peer influence: Adolescents who associate with delinquent peers or engage in antisocial behavior with their peers may be at increased risk of developing ASPD.

It’s important to note that not everyone who experiences these risk factors will develop ASPD, and some individuals with ASPD may not have experienced all of these risk factors. Additionally, individuals with ASPD are responsible for their own actions and behavior, and their disorder does not excuse harmful or criminal behavior. If you or someone you know may be struggling with ASPD or related issues, it’s important to seek professional help.

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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