Antisocial Personality Disorder and Physical AbuseJohn Collins5/1/2012 1:44:00 PMReligions that teach the "fire-and-brimstone" end-of-the-world doom and gloom of "Satan's Eden" create a large psychological problem for the followers. While threads of truth lie in the teachings, the overall summary of threads that become doctrine directly conflicts the teachings of Jesus and the apostles. Divine love for others in this "evil world" was the primary focus of the New Testament.
What they do not realize is that when they teach the world is "closing in around them," they are molding their children into sponges absorbing antisocial personality disorder. If the world around them is evil, of course there is no reason to associate with it.
These symptoms start progressing during childhood and increase exponentially into adulthood. Fire setting, no respect or regard to other's property, cruelty to animals, and difficulty with authority are all signs that this disorder is setting in.
As adults, people with this disorder will often find themselves in legal problems because they cannot conform to social norms. They have a lack of concern for the rights of others, and a lack of concern for others in general.
They will often act out impulsively, especially over the telephone where they can "hide behind the phone," not considering the feelings of others or the consequences of their actions. These impulses will tread harshly upon the feelings of the person at the other end of the line, which leads to feelings of aggression or irritability.
Since this aggression must have a release, it can often lead to physical assaults. They have difficulty feeling empathy for others, and do not have the ability to consider the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of other people. This leads to a total disregard for others, with lack of remorse for their damaging behavior.
Those with antisocial personality disorder rarely seek out treatment on their own. Typically, they receive treatment only after some type of altercation with the legal system. Sadly, healing usually happens only after long-term treatment.