Recent decades have seen a steady rise in the incidence of antisocial behavior in youth. Possible direct consequences aside, such behavior is predictive of chronic emotional, educational, vocational, and emotional impairment that is associated with hundreds of millions of dollars in costs to overtaxed mental health, social services, special education, and juvenile justice systems.

Written by an eminent group of international experts, Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Treatment offers the first comprehensive cutting-edge overview of all the major aspects of conduct disorder (CD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in children and adolescents. It is organized into three sections. The first summarizes classification and assessment, epidemiology and comorbidity, as well as course and outcome. The second examines factors that put children and adolescents at risk to develop CD and ODD: contextual, familial/genetic, and neuropsychological and neuroendocrine. The third presents numerous empirically supported approaches to prevention and treatment. An epilogue reviews recent progress and unresolved questions, and suggests needs for future research. Special attention is devoted to gender and developmental pathways in etiology, symptom expression, courses, and outcomes.

This volume will be crucial reading for all mental health professionals whose work involves them with these exceptionally difficult clients.

part |2 pages


chapter 1|30 pages

Classification and Assessment

ByBryan R. Loney, Elizabeth N. Lima

chapter 2|28 pages

Epidemiology and Comorbidity

ByCecilia A. Essau

chapter 3|34 pages

Course and Outcomes

ByJeffrey D. Burke, Rolf Loeber, Benjamin B. Lahey

part |2 pages


chapter 4|20 pages

Individual and Psychosocial Risk Factors

ByHeather K. Alvarez, Thomas H. Ollendick

chapter 6|26 pages

Familial and Genetic Factors

ByWendy S. Slutske, Nikole J. Cronk, Rachel E. Nabors-Oberg

chapter 7|28 pages

Neuropsychological and Neuroendocrine Factors

ByRobert O. Pihl, Jonathan Vant, Jean-Marc Assaad

part |2 pages


chapter 8|30 pages

Prevention Programs

ByMark R. Dadds, Jennifer A. Fraser

chapter 10|22 pages

Child-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies

chapter 11|20 pages

Family-Based Interventions

ByRonald J. Prinz, Tracy L. Jones

chapter 12|20 pages

Multisystemic Treatment of Serious Antisocial Behavior in Adolescents

ByCharles M. Borduin, Cindy M. Schaeffer, Scott T. Ronis

chapter 13|38 pages

Psychopharmacology of Disruptive Behavior Disorders

ByOscar G. Bukstein