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Do adolescents with conduct disorder develop antisocial behavior due to some genetic trait?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Nature/nurture

There is a nature and nurture component in personality disorders such as conduct disorder, psychopathy/sociopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder) however it's not a question of genetics or environment, it's usually a combination of the two.

In brief: Nature/nurture

There is a nature and nurture component in personality disorders such as conduct disorder, psychopathy/sociopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder) however it's not a question of genetics or environment, it's usually a combination of the two.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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In brief: Probably not

Probably not, it's likely that these troubled children simply do not.

In brief: Probably not

Probably not, it's likely that these troubled children simply do not.
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Conduct DO

Cd eventually becomes antisocial if misconduct continues untreated, not genetically determined.

In brief: Conduct DO

Cd eventually becomes antisocial if misconduct continues untreated, not genetically determined.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Michael Rommen
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder are only differentiated by age.
Conduct disorder in a teenager who just turned 18 gets switched to being classified as having antisocial personality disorder simply by classification. The only thing that changed is age.

In brief: No

Conduct disorder and antisocial personality disorder are only differentiated by age.
Conduct disorder in a teenager who just turned 18 gets switched to being classified as having antisocial personality disorder simply by classification. The only thing that changed is age.
Michael Rommen
Michael Rommen
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