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Bad Boys, Bad Men Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder

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ISBN-10: 0195137833

ISBN-13: 9780195137835

Edition: 2000

Authors: Donald W. Black, C. Lindon Larson

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Whether called black sheep, sociopaths, felons, con men, or misfits, some men break all the rules. They shirk everyday responsibilities, abuse drugs and alcohol, take up criminal careers, and lash out at family members. In the worst cases, they commit rape, murder, and other acts of extreme violence as though they lack a conscience. What makes these men--men we all know, whether as faces in the news or as people close to us--behave the way they do? Bad Boys, Bad Men examines antisocial personality disorder or ASP, the mysterious mental condition that underlies this lifelong penchant for bad behavior. Psychiatrist and researcher Donald W. Black, MD, draws on case studies, scientific data,…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.91" wide x 5.20" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Lurking Threat: Antisocial Personality Disorder and Society
Searching for Answers: The Evolving Psychiatric View of Antisocial Personality Disorder
Bad Boys to Bad Men: The Symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder
Naming the Problem: The Diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder
Divergent Paths: The Natural History of Antisocial Personality Disorder
Seeds of Despair: The Causes of Antisocial Personality Disorder
Overcoming Antisocial Personality Disorder: Options for Treatment
Power and Pretense: The Hidden Antisocials
The Antisocial Murderer: Gacy and Others
Antisocial Personality Disorder and Families: Finding Ways to Cope
Epilogue: Dispelling the Myths
Notes
Recommended Readings
Index