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

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I have a brother and a sister who both have long histories of irresponsible behavior at best, ***** ***** 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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