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Conduct Disorder

Conduct disorder is a behavior disorder, sometimes diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by antisocial behaviors that violate the rights of others and age-appropriate social standards and rules.

Antisocial behaviors may include irresponsibility, delinquent behaviors, violating the rights of others (such as theft) and / or physical aggression toward others (such as physical assault or rape). These behaviors sometimes occur together; however, one or several may occur without the other.

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What Causes Conduct Disorder?

Who Is Affected by Conduct Disorder?

What Are the Symptoms of Conduct Disorder?

How Is Conduct Disorder Diagnosed?

Treatment for Conduct Disorder

Prevention of Conduct Disorder


Last Updated: 01/2014