conduct disorder

Conduct disorder (CD) is a psychological disorder diagnosed in childhood or adolescence that presents itself through a repetitive and persistent pattern of behaviour in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate norms are violated. 

There are four categories that could be present in the child’s behaviour: aggression to people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft, and serious violation of rules. These behaviours are often referred to as “antisocial behaviours”. It is often seen as the precursor to antisocial personality disorder” which is not diagnosed until the individual is 18 years old. 

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