Helping Girls with Antisocial Personality Disorder
We can treat your daughter with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), 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 irate, bad-tempered, aggressive or arrogant, all while stealing, lying and maybe not even showing any 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 not universal agreement whether that is the product of genetic or environment factors).
ASPD is only diagnosed in persons over age 18, who began to exhibit three or more symptoms by age 15.
Here is How We Treat It
Antisocial Personality Disorder is among the most complex personality disorders to deal with. Those suffering with ASPD hardly ever seek help on their own, 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 that demonstrates the damaging consequences of illegal and unsuitable behavior seems to show 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 that the last thing you want is for ASPD to control your daughter’s life!
About Clearview Horizon
Clearview Horizon specializes in dealing with girls ages 13-21 who show inappropriate behaviors, falling grades or negative influences that may jeopardize their future. With our multi-disciplinary counseling team (of 3 psychotherapists, psychiatric specialist, licensed teachers, as well as mentors and residential staff) we can help your daughter solve difficult emotional issues and start on a new and more productive path in her life.
Your daughter will receive an individual treatment plan aligned with her unique medical, emotional, psychological, educational and spiritual needs. Along with daily chores and schooling or vocational training, the Clearview program is very personable and relational, but highly structured, emphasizing a nutritionally balanced diet, physical activities and outdoor events, all designed to teach her a healthy lifestyle.
Our therapeutic boarding school is housed in a secure mountainside lodge in near Sandpoint, Idaho, where our techniques (including individual, group and family therapy) are chosen for girls who need to make better choices as well as develop strong interpersonal and academic skills. Our program is created to help your daughter find the strength to overcome Antisocial Personality Disorder, enabling her to live the rest of her life as a successful and healthy woman.