Conduct Disorder

Overview

  • Generally presents in middle childhood to adolescence

  • More common in boys than girls

Notable Features:

High Yield:

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Definition

Clinical Features:

  • Pattern of violating major societal norms (appropriate to age) or rights of others over the past 12 months

  • Serious violation of rules (e.g. truancy, running away)

  • Aggression & cruelty towards people & animals (e.g. bullying, forcing others into sexual activity, torturing animals)

  • Destruction of property, setting fires

  • Deceitfulness and/or theft (e.g. lying, stealing)

This type of conduct impacts functioning.

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Assessment


Management

Treatment Options:

  • CBT, family therapy

  • Parent management training

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