Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder
Psychotherapy is nearly always chosen as the treatment for this disorder. However, effective psychotherapy treatment for this disorder is also limited. Although medications may be used to stabilize mood swings, there is no research that supports the use of medications to treat antisocial personality disorder directly.
Most of the people diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder lack of connection between feelings and behaviors. Helping the client to connect the two may be beneficial to the patient.
People diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder often have little or no significant relationships that supports their emotional needs in their lives. A relationship between the therapists and the patient can be the first ones.
The content of therapy should focus on the patient's emotions. The patient will likely be unfamiliar with carious emotional states, one of the first may be depression. It is important that the clinician is supportive and empathetic to the patient, so that he/she will learn to associate with depression.
Other modalities of psychotherapy, such as group and family therapy, can be helpful. Family therapy can be helpful to increase education and understanding among family members.