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I have a brother and a sister who both have long histories

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I have a brother and a sister who both have long histories of irresponsible behavior at best, XXXXX XXXXX criminal behavior.
They are both in their mid 40s, have had difficulty sustaining relationships, often write bad checks, get evicted, neglect their childern to some degree, and lie a lot. i;m wondering about a personality disorder...seem to never anticipate consequences of their behavior...antisocial personality disorder?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 8 years ago.
Hi there,

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Well , the symptoms of your sister and brother which you have described are classical features of an Antisocial Personality Disorder, so i agree with your presumption here .

IN anti social personality , the person in mention is cold , lacks empathy towards others, are self centered , do not give attention to other people's feelings and emotions, are poor in maintaing relationships, are irresponsible , are rule breakers with no remorse or feeling of guilt, opportunistic and expoit others , often are violent, violate civil rights and end up to the wrong side of law ,and lie effortlessly and most importantly are not Trustworthy.

I am sending a link below , which will further throw light on Antisocial Personality Disorder.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829

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