Does Your Daughter Have Antisocial Personality Disorder? Clearview Girls Academy Can Help
Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is a mental health condition that features a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. Your daughter might act clever and charming one day and the next be angry, bad-tempered, aggressive, or arrogant, all while stealing, lying, and maybe not even showing remorse for what she’s done.
Have you watched her be a master of flattery and control of others’ emotions?
Does she show complete indifference for the safety of herself or others?
Might she even be abusing drugs or otherwise breaking the law, possibly stealing, bullying, being cruel to animals, or a vandal?
While only some 1% of the female population is identified as having Antisocial Personality Disorder, up to 90% of the incarcerated population is determined to have it (though there is no universal agreement whether that is the product of genetic or environmental factors).
ASPD is only diagnosed in persons over age 18 who began to exhibit three or more symptoms by age 15.
How Clearview Helps Teens With Antisocial Personality Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder is among the most complex personality disorders to deal with. Those suffering from ASPD hardly ever seek help independently and might agree to therapy only after being forced to (such as with a court order). There is no universally recognized effective treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder. Treatment demonstrating the damaging consequences of illegal and unsuitable behavior shows the most promise. Some studies have shown contingency management systems or reward systems to be effective, at least to some extent, in shifting behavior to a more acceptable norm (not to be confused with teens not responding to typical parental punishment and reward).
In addition, medication for frequently associated symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, can often help.
We know the last thing you want is for ASPD to control your daughter’s life!
Boarding Schools for Troubled Teens Helps Girls with Antisocial Personality Disorder
Clearview Girls Academy, a leader in boarding schools for troubled teens, specializes in treating girls ages 13-18 who exhibit inappropriate behaviors like Antisocial Personality Disorder. With our interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, psychiatric specialists, licensed teachers, and mentors, we’ll help your daughter solve the complex issues she faces and start on a new and more productive path in her life.
We will create an individualized treatment plan for her medical, emotional, and psychological needs. The Clearview school for troubled girls program is very personable and relational, but highly structured, emphasizing a nutritionally balanced diet, physical activities and outdoor events, and forged to educate your daughter in a healthy lifestyle.