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Conduct Disorder

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Jamitta Brooks

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Conduct Disorder
Presented By: Jamitta Brooks

Conduct Disorder
Early antisocial behavior is hugely predictive of later poor functioning
Treatment for Conduct Disorder
Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Anger or Stress Management
Social skills training
Special education program
Family therapy
Integrated approach by family, teachers
The Cohesive Family Model
Medication (in case of co-existing depression or ADHD)
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Butcher, J.N., Hooley, J.M., & Minkea, S. (2014). Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. Abnormal Psychology (pp. 516-518). New Jersey: Pearson.

Goldberg, Joseph. (2014). Mental Health and Conduct Disorder. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-conduct-disorder?page=3

Kuehl, Tyler. (2013, December). Conduct Disorder [Video file]. Retrieved from

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Symptoms & Signs
aggressive and harmful behavior (animals)
destructive behavior
Lying & Theft (breaking into houses)
Violation of rules
Early substance abuse
Early sexual activity
**Disorder could be associated with difficulties such as: substance abuse, risk-taking behavior, school problems, and physical injury from accidents or fights
Mark's Story
"a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the rights of others or the basic social rules are violated"
Conduct Disorder Onset
Common among boys than girls
can onset before the age of 10 or in adolescence
Children who display early onset are at a greater risk for low verbal intelligence
Developing conduct disorder in childhood vs. adolescence
25-40% of cases of early-onset develop adult antisocial personality disorder
over 80% boys with early-onset have multiple problems of social dysfunction
even if they do not meet all criteria for antisocial personality disorder
True or False
Conduct Disorder is more prevalent among White males.
child abuse or neglect
genetic defects
school failure
traumatic life experiences
drug or alcohol abuse in parents
African American males are most often diagnosed with conduct disorder; Asian-American are 1/3 likely compared to White Americans
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Teenage Pregnancy
Substance Abuse
Suicidal thoughts, Suicide attempts & suicide itself
Reference page 515
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Specific Learning Disorder
Anxiety disorders
Depressive or Bipolar disorders
Substance-related disorders
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