Antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy, is a psychological disorder (disorder) associated with psychopathy. The characteristic that distinguishes a sociopath from a psychopath is pathology, that is, symptom difference.
Psychopathy is a more severe disorder than sociopathy, and in addition to the symptoms seen in sociopathy, it contains especially immoral behavior. Sociopathy is thought to be caused by the social environment. People with antisocial personality disorder (ASKB) are commonly referred to as “sociopaths” among the public. ASKB is a personality disorder; it is not a mental illness.
Askb is described in the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic and Statistical Manual: “the key feature for the diagnosis first begins in childhood or adolescence and continuing in adulthood, a permanent indifference on other people’s rights and violation to the course.”