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Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is defined by the American
Psychiatric Associations Axis II (personality disorders) of the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR) as a pervasive pattern
of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins
in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood.
Antisocial personality disorder is sometimes wrongly referred to as
psychopathy or sociopathy. Currently, neither psychopathy nor
sociopathy are valid diagnoses described in the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the ICD-10 of the World
Health Organization also lacks psychopathy as a diagnostic disorder.
Psychopathy is normally seen as a subset of the antisocial
personality disorder, but Blair believes that the antisocial
personality disorder and psychopathy may be separate conditions