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Antisocial behavior

Also known as Avoiding people, Excessive shyness, Lying, Social isolation, and Withdrawal

Anti-social behaviour is behaviour that lacks consideration for others and may cause damage to the society, whether intentionally or through negligence. This is opposed to pro-social behaviour, which is behaviour that helps or benefits the society. Criminal and civil laws in various countries attempt to offer remedies for anti-social behaviour. Anti-social behaviour is labelled as such when it is deemed contrary to prevailing norms for social conduct. This encompasses a large spectrum of actions. Murder, rape, use of illegal substances, and a wide variety of activities are deemed anti-social behaviours. In addition to actions that oppose established law, anti-social actions also include activities that members of society find objectionable even if they are legal, such as drunkenness and sexual promiscuity.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of antisocial behavior are depression, drug abuse, and drug withdrawal. Other possible causes, such as alcohol abuse, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with antisocial behavior, 63% report having depression, 60% report having depressive or psychotic symptoms, and 56% report having anxiety and nervousness.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with antisocial behavior often receive psychotherapy, kidney function tests, glucose measurement, mental health counseling, electrolytes panel, intravenous fluid replacement, blood alcohol and toxicology screen .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with antisocial behavior include quetiapine (seroquel), fluoxetine (prozac), methylphenidate, chlordiazepoxide, thiamine, lithium (li), carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine (trileptal), chlorthalidone / clonidine, magnesium hydroxide (m.a.h.), buprenorphine (suboxone), droperidol and desmopressin .

Quetiapine (Seroquel)
$290
(28 days)
Fluoxetine (Prozac)
$13
(28 days)
Methylphenidate
$42
(28 days)
Chlordiazepoxide
$8
(28 days)
Thiamine
$3
(28 days)
Lithium (Li)

Carbamazepine
$43
(28 days)
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
$95
(28 days)
Magnesium Hydroxide (M.A.H.)
$4
(14 days)
Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
$326
(21 days)
Droperidol
$19
(21 days)
Desmopressin
$128
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for antisocial behavior include .

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
1.0x
5-14 years
1.4x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.1x
Other
0.5x
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