Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others.
The cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown. Genetic factors and environmental factors, such as child abuse, are believed to contribute to the development of this condition. People with an antisocial or alcoholic parent are at increased risk. More men than women are affected.
Intentional fire-setting and cruelty to animals during childhood are linked to the development of antisocial personality.
A person with antisocial personality disorder may: