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Child Psychiatry Conduct Disorder Main features o Persistent antisocial behaviours (fighting, bullying, starting fires, stealing, truancy) o Persistent + defiant disobedience
- 1/3 cases have specific reading disorder
- Considerable overlap with ADHD
- Common in boys 12-16 Two types Socialised
- Able to make friends who usually also behave in an antisocial way
- Bad behaviour most evident away from home
- Relationships with adults may be good but often difficulties with authority figures Unsocialised
- Children do not have friends
- Usually some degree of emotional disorder Aetiology Family influences e.g marital disharmony, absent parent, parental violence

Environmental influences e.g Institutional care, school discipline, peers etc

Child Genetics, brain damage, low IQ, temperament

Behavio ur

Parenting = major factor Improving parenting skills likely to improve

behaviour Other approaches
- Family therapy
- Behavioural therapy
- Remedial teaching
- Provision of alternative peer group activities Outcome is better for socialized group 2/3 of unsocialised will have persisting dissocial behaviour into adulthood

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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