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Antisocial Personality Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: Borderline Personality Disorder Statistics, Personality Disorder Statistics, Bipolar Statistics, Antisocial Statistics, Psychopathy Statistics, Sociopath Statistics, Sociopathic Personality Disorder Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Antisocial Personality Disorder

There are about 3.6 percent of adults in the US or about 7.6 million of the US population who have antisocial personality disorder. The disorder is more prevalent in men than women.

  • Based on DSM-IV, the prevalence rates of antisocial personality disorder in the general population are approximately 3% in males and 1% in females, while there are 3% to 30% of psychiatric outpatients with antisocial personality disorder.
  • Antisocial personality disorder is more common in males and there is a research that shows that an individual who has this disorder have seen symptoms even before age 15. And these persons have troubles with disobeying authority, legal problems, are cruel to animals, and set fires.
  • Using the DSM-III-R criteria, the National Comorbidity Survey revealed that 5.8% of males and 1.2% of females has evidence that having this disorder would be for life (i.e. permanent.) 5
  • A high percentage of sociopaths and psychopaths are seen with US prisoners. Approximately 80 percent of male inmates have antisocial personality disorder, while up to 65 percent of women who are imprisoned are sociopaths. 6
  • The number of people who have this disorder is much higher in prison population which committed many violations. Also, the prevalence of antisocial personality disorder is higher in treatment programs in which patients are drug or alcohol abusers. 7
  • And with the research of David Korten, he stated that there are a high percentage of people who have the some symptoms of this disorder and these are the CEOs of top companies or businesses. Korten, David (2001), When Corporations Rule the World (Berret-Kohler Publications)

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