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 JBM  Vol.6 No.2 , February 2018
Aggression and Conduct Disorder in Young Children. A Case Report
Abstract: Childhood Onset Conduct Disorder [CD] is a condition characterized by at least one symptom of conduct disorder (based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria—Fifth Edition) prior to 10 years of age. Children affected exhibit disruptive behaviors, usually negative, hostile, and defiant behavior similar to Oppositional Defiant Disorder [ODD]. As the child gets older they begin to display more characteristic of Conduct Disorder (lying, fighting, and stealing, vindictive behavior). These children are also likely to have comorbidities including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, poor academic achievement, and substance abuse. Distinguishing early between symptoms of Conduct Disorder versus other differential diagnoses is essential in effective treatment. Early intervention with these children leads to a better prognosis and likelihood of functioning in society. This case illustrates the difficulty of diagnosing a young child with Childhood Onset Conduct Disorder.
Cite this paper: Crider, H. , Malhotra, K. and Singh, G. (2018) Aggression and Conduct Disorder in Young Children. A Case Report. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 6, 57-61. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2018.62005.
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