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What is conduct disorder?

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Conduct disorder is a serious behavioral and emotional disorder in children and teens. Someone with this disorder displays a pattern of disruptive and violent behavior and has problems following rules. It's more than expected behavior-related problems as they grown up. Conduct disorder is when it's long-lasting and it violates the rights of others, goes against accepted norms of behavior, and disrupts the child's or family's everyday life.

It's believed that a combination of biological, genetic, environmental, psychological, and social factors play a role.

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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