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What's wrong with your brain if you have conduct disorder?

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Conduct disorder has been linked to brain regions involved in regulating behavior, impulse control, and emotion. Many children and teens with conduct disorder also have other mental illnesses, such as ADHD, learning disorders, depression, substance abuse, or an anxiety disorder.

Some experts believe that conduct disorders can reflect problems with moral awareness (notably, lack of guilt and remorse) and how thoughts are processed.

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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