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Adolescent Conduct Disorder


Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Adolescent conduct disorder is a type of problem with behavior in children older than 10 years of age. A person with this disorder typically does things that are socially unacceptable. The person also constantly violates the rights of others.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?

Adolescents who have been victim of child abuse or neglect are at a much higher risk for developing a conduct disorder. Biological factors may contribute as well. For example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often occurs in a child with a conduct disorder. Other factors include being poor and being raised in a chaotic home environment.