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Can a troubled family or social life cause conduct disorder?

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Factors such as a dysfunctional family life, childhood abuse, traumatic experiences, a family history of substance abuse, and inconsistent discipline by parents may contribute to the development of conduct disorder.

Low socioeconomic status and not being accepted by their peers also appear to be risk factors for developing conduct disorder.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: "Conduct Disorder."

MedlinePlus: "Conduct Disorder."

HealthyChildren.org: "Disruptive Behavior Disorders."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: "Conduct Disorder."

MedlinePlus: "Conduct Disorder."

HealthyChildren.org: "Disruptive Behavior Disorders."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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