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Revista Puertorriqueña de Psicología

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SANTIAGO, Ivelisse Alvarado; NIEVES, Ilia Rosario  and  TRABAL, Norma Jean García. The antisocial personality disorder in people institutionalized in Puerto Rico: cases study. Rev. Puertorriq. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.25, pp.62-77. ISSN 1946-2026.

This article presents the emotional, social, cognitive, and symptom related implications of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) in institutionalized individuals. To this end, we conducted qualitative research using two case studies. The findings suggest that the onset of antisocial behavior in childhood and adolescence is not only related to the combination of risk factors but also to psychosocial processes. This research replicates previous results, which suggest a relationship between ASPD and crime, delinquency, and gender violence. Likewise, this investigation highlighted the comorbidity of ASPD comorbidity with and other axis I disorders.

Keywords : Antisocial personality; risk factors; juvenile delinquency; violence.

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