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Conduct Disorder in Children

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Conduct disorder is a personality disorder seen in children or adolescents where there are repeated bouts of disruptive behavior. These children or adolescents frequently break rules and ignore the basic rights of other people. They also cause physical harm to others or animals, steal, lie, and show other "bad" behaviors.

What is going on in the body?

More research needs to be done before experts fully understand the mechanisms at work in this disorder.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?

The causes of conduct disorders are unknown. Theories include:

  • chemical imbalance in the brain
  • physical causes
  • genetic or inherited traits
  • chaotic home environments with little structure or predictability
  • the child's temperament or the family's response to it
  • The major risk of conduct disorder in childhood is that the child may develop one of the following conditions as an adult:

  • antisocial personality disorder
  • mood or anxiety disorders
  • substance abuse disorder

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    Conduct Disorder in Children: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 06/07/01



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