Antisocial Behavior

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  • Antisocial behavior intentionally or unknowingly disregards the well-being and safety of others. Behaviors of this sort are considered maladaptive, depending on societal norms. Antisocial behaviors can range in severity from aggressiveness and impulsivity to criminal and illegal behavior. Antisocial behavior can be found in early childhood and adolescence. Conduct disorder (CD) is characterized by difficulties at home and school, which may include truancy, running away, cruelty to animals and people, destruction of property, theft, and other rule violations. Estimates of CD in children have ranged from 7 to 25 percent. Prevalence among gender tends to be equal. Children with early-onset conduct problems are more likely to drop out from school and engage in interpersonal violence as adolescents. Individuals with conduct problems through adolescence are more ...

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