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Antisocial personality disorder: treatment, management and prevention

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Last updated:26th Mar 2013
Antisocial personality disorder: prevention and management - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

This guideline covers principles for working with people with antisocial personality disorder, including dealing with crises (crisis resolution). It aims to help people with antisocial personality disorder manage feelings of anger, distress, anxiety and depression, and to reduce offending and antisocial behaviour.

April 2022: The latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) no longer distinguishes the previous separate types of personality disorder, but defines it as a single condition, classified by severity. The new classification does not include antisocial personality disorder as a separate condition. We are currently exploring whether the existing recommendations can be amended in line with ICD-11 or whether we need to withdraw this guideline.

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