The significant of CU traits in conduct disorder

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1. 41 boys aged 6-13 with conduct problems who had been refered to a psy, unit. Parents filled out ASPD to asses CU traits. 7 out of 12 high. Child behavioural checklist. Boys with CU traits have more severe behavioural problems.

  • Enebrink et al (2005)
  • Frick and White (2008)
  • Hinshaw and Lee (2003)
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2. Conduct Disorder characterised by continually disruptive behaviour which harms others or violates social norms.

  • E.g. Hinshaw and Lee (2003)
  • Caputo et al (1999)
  • APA (2013)

3. Clinic reffered youth aged 6-13, only CU traits were associated with early-onset disruptive behaviour compared to those with behavioural problems who did not posses CU traits.

  • Blair et al (2000)
  • Christian et al (1997)
  • Cookie and Michie (1997)

4. CU traits may have unique genetic cause affecting diminished sensitivity to fear and stress cues. Found children with psychopathic tenancies, such as CU traits, showed differential processing of sad and fearful facial expressions compared to CD alone

  • Blair et al (2001)
  • Kochanka (1993)
  • Caputo et al (1999)

5. CU might be the result of disruption in parent socialisation of behavioural control and conscience, representing a unique cause compared to CD.

  • Enebrink et al (2005)
  • Kochanska (1993)
  • APA (2013)

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