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What happens to children with conduct disorder?

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If not treated, a child or teen with conduct disorder could develop other mental disorders as an adult, including antisocial and other personality disorders, mood or anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders.

Kids with conduct disorder are also more likely to have school-related problems, such as failing or dropping out, substance abuse, legal problems, injuries to self or others due to violent behavior, sexually transmitted diseases, and suicide.

Early treatment might help prevent some of these.

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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