Conduct Disorder: Risk Factors and Changing Prevalence

Stephen J. Kunitz, K. Ruben Gabriel and Jerrold E. Levy

in Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195136159
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863921 | DOI:
Conduct Disorder: Risk Factors and Changing Prevalence

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This chapter examines some of the risk factors for conduct disorder itself and attempts to answer the question of whether conduct disorder has become increasingly common. Despite some confounding age-related effects, there is suggestive evidence of a small but real increase in conduct disorder due, in all probability, to changes in social structure similar to those found in other populations.

Keywords: conduct disorder; alcohol dependence; age-related effects; social structure; alcohol abuse; conduct dependence

Chapter.  4391 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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