We Can Help Boys with Antisocial Personality Disorder
Does your son suffer with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), which is defined (by the American Psychiatric Association) as “a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others”? Symptoms include failure to conform, impulsive conduct, irritability, reckless indifference for his own (and others’) safety, and a pattern of irresponsible behavior and lack of remorse.
A chronic mental condition in which your boy might exhibit dysfunctional ways of thinking and relating to others, he might treat others with complete indifference to their feelings, be manipulative and dishonest, possibly violating the law, and showing no feelings of guilt.
These can all be signs of Antisocial Personality Disorder, and if your son shows them, Agape Boarding School can help.
ASPD traits are difficult for parents to recognize. There is not a commonly agreed upon treatment for this disorder but there might be hope in ones that show the negative consequences of illegal and inappropriate behavior. There are studies that show reward systems or contingency management systems to be somewhat helpful in steering behavior to a more acceptable norm (not to be confused with normal, parental attempts at punishment and reward).
Agape Boarding School – Here to Help Your Son With Antisocial Personality Disorder
While a very complicated disorder to treat, your son will need long-term treatment for ASPD, as well as for any associated conditions, such as depression, substance abuse and anxiety.
It is quite important to have ASPD properly diagnosed and treated, so that he doesn’t suffer possible, life-altering consequences, such as from alcohol or substance abuse or risky behaviors, even repetitious law-breaking leading to imprisonment.
You don’t want ASPD to control his life!
What Makes Agape Boarding School the Right Place for Your Son?
A very affordable, high quality Christian boarding school for young men in crisis, Agape Boarding Schoolspecializes in helping troubled boys who struggle with authority, are defiant and angry, unmotivated or withdrawn, been swayed into misbehavior or negatively influenced by their peers, or are experimenting with life-threatening substances,
Our fully accredited school with sprawling campus, first-class sports facilities and hundreds of
animals is designed especially for adolescent boys 12-17 who’ve gotten off track; we only work with difficult boys so we have the experience to handle your son.
Agape is Greek for “God’s unconditional love” – and that’s what we’ll show to your boy who is dealing with behavior issues that can threaten his future. At Agape, our approach is loving, but firm, with 24/7 watchful care – what most troubled boys need. With God’s daily love, he’ll see his spiritual growth open the door to positive emotional growth.
If you’ve already tried short-term programs or other treatments but with no success and your son still refuses the idea of change, a residential program like Agapé Boarding School may be necessary.
If your son has been labeled a dropout or failure, we are here to transform him into a respectful and respectable young man with renewed relationships and a new purpose in life, prepared to lead a productive life in whatever career path he chooses. We will give him the work ethic and relational skills to get his life back on the right track and be a productive member of society.