They tend to be inflexible, rigid, and unable to respond to the changes and demands of life.
Psychopathy is now (like sociopathy) usually seen as a subset of ASPD.To be diagnosed with ASPD, a person would have to have shown symptoms before age 15. Symptoms are usually at their worst during a person’s late teenage years and in their 20s, but may improve on their own over time. People with ASPD rarely seek help on their own, because they often think they don’t need it.When treatment is sought, behavioral therapy or psychotherapy in individual or group settings may help.Both the DSM and the ICD state that psychopathy (or sociopathy) are synonyms of their diagnosis.Psychopathy and sociopathy are terms related to ASPD.Personality refers to a distinctive set of traits, behavior styles, and patterns that make up our character or individuality.How we perceive the world, our attitudes, thoughts, and feelings are all part of our personality.American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV-TR), as an Axis II personality disorder characterized by "...a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood." The World Health Organization's International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems', tenth edition (ICD-10), defines a conceptually similar disorder to antisocial personality disorder called (F60.2) Dissocial personality disorder.The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders incorporated various concepts of psychopathy/sociopathy/antisocial personality in early versions but, starting with the DSM-III in 1980, used instead a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder.Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), also known as dissocial personality disorder (DPD) and sociopathy, is a personality disorder, characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others.An impoverished moral sense or conscience is often apparent, as well as a history of crime, legal problems, or impulsive and aggressive behavior.