Saturday, December 6, 2008

Does this sound like anyone we've observed this week?

ICD-10 Criteria for Dissocial Personality Disorder - Wikipedia

   /dɪˈsoʊʃəl/ Spelled Pronunciation [di-soh-shuhl]
disinclined to or unsuitable for society; unsocial.

Origin: 1755–65; < LL dissociālis irreconcilable, equiv. to dis- dis- 1 + sociālis sociable

The dissocial personality disorder is described by the World Health Organization by the following criteria:

  1. Callous unconcern for the feelings of others and lack of the capacity for empathy.
  2. Gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules, and obligations.
  3. Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships.
  4. Very low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence.
  5. Incapacity to experience guilt and to profit from experience, particularly punishment.
  6. Marked proneness to blame others or to offer plausible rationalizations for the behavior bringing the subject into conflict.
  7. Persistent irritability.
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