Conduct Disorder

Clanton, Roberta L. and Baker, Rosalind H. and Rogers, Jack C. and De Brito, Stéphane A. (2017) Conduct Disorder. In: Handbook of DSM-5 Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 499-527. ISBN 978-3-319-57194-2

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Decades of research has shown that youths with conduct disorder (CD) represent a highly heterogeneous population. Over the past 20 years, most of the research and clinical work have focused on two sub-typing approaches to characterize the heterogeneity within CD: (1) the age of onset distinction introduced in DSM-IV and (2) the presence of callous-unemotional traits included as the ``limited prosocial emotion'' specifier within DSM-5. Considering these sub-typing approaches to characterize youths with CD, this chapter selectively reviews the literature on the prevalence and diagnosis of CD, as well as the evidence base on the neurobiological correlates of the disorder identified through genetics, epigenetics, autonomic nervous system responsivity, levels of neurotransmitters, neuropsychological performance, and structural and functional neuroimaging. Next, we highlight the pressing need to further investigate females and the role of sex differences in this population. We conclude the chapter with a discussion of clinical interventions and the long-term outcomes associated with the disorder.

Item Type: Book Section
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8 November 2017Published
Subjects: CAH01 - medicine and dentistry > CAH01-01 - medicine and dentistry > CAH01-01-01 - medical sciences (non-specific)
CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-01 - psychology (non-specific)
CAH03 - biological and sport sciences > CAH03-01 - biosciences > CAH03-01-10 - others in biosciences
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Jack Rogers
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 13:14
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:42

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