Do you really need Conduct Disorder to have Antisocial Personality Disorder?
I think that you can develop Antisocial Personality Disorder without Conduct Disorder, if you were in a bad environment or had neurogenic or mental disorder that has the same symptoms as Antisocial Personality Disorder.
This is a great question for your pdoc or therapist
I don’t think so.
Conduct disorder is a diagnosis commonly given to adolescents who can’t be diagnosed as having antisocial personality due to their age, but doesn’t conclusively mean one does or does not have an antisocial personality.
I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive, but psychiatrists do tend to link them.
My psychiatrist when I was 16 brought conduct disorder up, which I never agreed with. For me, I felt they were using this term bc I was a normal rebellious teen. Didn’t seem fair at all. Really felt like my mother was paying to be told its my fault she’s a sht mother, and the paid psychiatrist played along. I was never officially diagnosed, thankfully.
It’s not that you need to have had the formal diagnosis of CD, it’s whether you exhibited the behaviour necessary for the diagnosis of CD.
It’s to establish a long-term pattern of behaviour in an ASPD diagnosis
There was this prick in highschool who had a conduct disorder. Gave him an elbow to the nose.
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