Whetstone Helps Boys with Antisocial Personality Disorder
ASPD is unceasing mental condition in which your young teen boy may show signs of dysfunctional thinking and relating to others, maybe treating others with absolute apathy to their feelings, possibly violating breaking the law, be scheming and deceitful, and showing no feelings of remorse.
These can all be signs of Antisocial Personality Disorder, and we can provide a safe haven on our working ranch in Missouri as your son struggles to overcome this serious problem.
AntiSocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) 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 actions, bad temper, indifference for safety for themselves, and for others.
It is often difficult for parents to recognize ASPD traits in their children. But it’s quite important to have the Disorder correctly diagnosed and treated, so that he won’t suffer additional, life-altering consequences, such as risky activities, reckless behaviors, even repetitious law-breaking that leads to incarceration.
Finding Help for Boys with AntiSocial Personality Disorder
There is not a universally agreed upon successful treatment for this disorder, and it is an extremely complicated one to treat. There is some success seen in therapies that show the high cost of unlawful and unacceptable behavior. Some studies find contingency management or reward systems to be advantageous in routing behavior to a more suitable norm (not to be confused with normal, parental attempts at punishment and reward).
Your teen will need lasting treatment for ASPD, as well as for any linked conditions, such as depression, risky activities and anxiety.
Here to Help You and Your Boy
Whetstone Boys Ranch is a therapeutic Christian school that serves struggling boys (ages 12-16) and their families. Here boys live, learn, work and grow as they experience essential individual, group and family therapy–plus excellent academics, exciting outdoor adventures, and useful hands-on tasks. We believe in sharpening the character of young men to become true servant-leaders in their families and communities.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 NIV
Since 2011, Whetstone’s purpose centers on the reconciliation of boys and their families. Whetstone treats struggles such as anger, depression, low self-esteem and trauma with a loving, systems-based approach. And this comprehensive method of treatment and restoration sets us apart.
We want to help your boy with Antisocial Personality Disorder .
Please call us today. (417) 934-1112