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Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorder

Humayun, Sajid ORCID: 0000-0003-3849-1629 (2017) Conduct Disorder. In: Wenzel, Amy, (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Sage Knowledge, 7 . Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 814-818. ISBN 978-1506353227; 1506353223 (doi:

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Conduct disorder (CD) is a broad and overarching term describing a condition in which a child or young person persistently engages in antisocial behavior that violates the rights of others, such as fighting, using a weapon, physical cruelty to people or animals, running away from home, and stealing with the use of force. CD has sometimes been defined separately from oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), which is a less serious variant typically seen in younger children and involving high levels of irritable mood, temper tantrums, and refusal to carry out instructions. CD and ODD are the most common mental health disorders in childhood and adolescence and the most common reasons for referral to child and adolescent mental health services in the Western world.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescence; antisocial behavior; children; conduct disorders; disorders; epigenetics; risk factors
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Vulnerable Children and Families
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
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