- Brain damage
|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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- A history of child abuse
- Poor family functioning
- Family members with substance abuse problems
- Failure in school
- Traumatic life experiences
- Bullying behavior
- Physical fights
- Use of a weapon
- Physical cruelty to people or animals
- Stealing or lying
- 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.mentalhealthamerica.net
Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry http://www.cacap-acpea.org
Canadian Mental Health Association http://www.cmha.ca
Conduct disorder. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry website. Available at: http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families%5Fand%5FYouth/Facts%5Ffor%5FFamilies/Facts%5Ffor%5FFamilies%5FPages/Conduct%5FDisorder%5F33.aspx. Updated August 2013. Accessed May 29, 2014.
Conduct disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated October 1, 2013. Accessed May 29, 2014.
Holmes SE, Slaughter JR, et al. Risk factors in childhood that lead to the development of conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder. Child Psych Hum Dev. 2001;31:183-193.
- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/29/2014 -
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