Publisher description for Conduct disorders in childhood and adolescence / Alan E. Kazdin.


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The prevalence of conduct disorders in children (aggressive acts, theft, vandalism, arson, running away, truancy and defying authority) constitutes a severe and persistent social problem. Children who exhibit strong antisocial behaviour are seriously impaired as youths and are likely to develop psychiatric problems, criminal behaviour and social maladjustment in adulthood. As parents they are likely to pass antisocial behaviour on to their children.

Conduct disorder is one of the most common reasons for referral of children and adolescents for psychological and psychiatric treatment. In this book, Kazdin integrates current research on the description, diagnosis, assessment, treatment and prevention of conduct disorders. He also identifies new models for investigation and treatment.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Conduct disorders in children.
Conduct disorders in adolescence.
Child Behavior Disorders.