- Brain damage
- Child abuse
- Failure in school
- Traumatic life experiences
|This area of the brain is associated with appropriate social behavior. A combination of genetics affecting this area and life experiences may cause conduct disorder.|
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- Age: younger than 18 years old, usually 7-8 years and older
- Gender: male
- Individual, psychosocial, environmental, and genetic factors
- Bullying behavior
- Physical fights
- Use of a weapon
- Physical cruelty to people or animals
- Stealing, lying, or deceitfulness
- Forced sexual activity
- Deliberate destruction of property
- Serious violations of rules
- Starting fires
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry http://aacap.org/
Mental Health America http://www.nmha.org/
Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry http://www.cacap-acpea.org/
Canadian Mental Health Association http://www.ontario.cmha.ca/index.asp
Conduct disorder. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry website. Available at: http://aacap.org/page.ww?section=Facts+for+Families&name=Conduct+Disorder . Accessed May 24, 2007.
Conduct disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Accessed May 28, 2008.
Holmes SE, Slaughter JR, Kashami I, Risk factors in childhood that lead to the development of conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder. Child Psych Hum Dev . 2001;31:183-193.
The Incredible Years website. Available at: http://www.incredibleyears.com/evaluation/evaluation-studies.htm . Accessed May 28, 2008.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/93/2012 -