Diagnostic criteria for 301.7 Antisocial Personality Disorder

These criteria are obsolete.

DSM IV - TR

(cautionary statement)

A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following: 

(1) failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest 
(2) deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure 
(3) impulsivity or failure to plan ahead 
(4) irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults 
(5) reckless disregard for safety of self or others 
(6) consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations 
(7) lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another 

B. The individual is at least age 18 years. 

C. There is evidence of Conduct Disorder with onset before age 15 years. 

D. The occurrence of antisocial behavior is not exclusively during the course ofSchizophrenia or a Manic Episode.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association


DSM IV

(cautionary statement)

A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following: 

(1) failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest 
(2) deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure 
(3) impulsivity or failure to plan ahead 
(4) irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults 
(5) reckless disregard for safety of self or others 
(6) consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations 
(7) lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another 

B. The individual is at least age 18 years. 

C. There is evidence of Conduct Disorder with onset before age 15 years. 

D. The occurrence of antisocial behavior is not exclusively during the course ofSchizophrenia or a Manic Episode.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association

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