What can the following criminal's history be associated with?
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A young man is remanded by the courts for psychiatric treatment. His police record, which dates to his early teenage years, includes delinquency, running away, auto theft, and vandalism. He dropped out of school at age 16 and has been living on his own since then. His history suggests maladaptive coping
A. Antisocial personality disorder. B. Borderline personality disorder. C. Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. D. Narcissistic personality disorder.
The antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others. The diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder is not given to individuals under the age of 18 but is given only if there is a history of some symptoms of conduct disorder before age 15.
The fact that this disorder is characterized by a lack of stability in jobor school and home life further points toward this diagnosis.
Antisocial personality disorder.-the clients history of delinquency, running away from home, vandalism, and dropping out of school are characteristic of antisocial personality disorder. this maladaptive coping pattern is manifested by a disregard for societal norms of behavior and an inability to relate meaningfully to others. in borderline personality disorder, the client exhibits mood instability, poor self-image, identity disturbance, and labile affect. obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with impulses and thoughts that the client realizes are senseless but cant control. narcissistic personality disorder is marked by a pattern of self-involvement, grandiosity, and demand for constant attention.