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Is conduct disorder hereditary?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is heretiable in a few ways, modeling, watching parents results in similar behavior, impulse control has heretible components, and if a child's needs are not met by his caregivers, he will not develop empathy, only survival strategies and tend to violate the rights of others-the hallmark of conduct disorder.

In brief: Yes

It is heretiable in a few ways, modeling, watching parents results in similar behavior, impulse control has heretible components, and if a child's needs are not met by his caregivers, he will not develop empathy, only survival strategies and tend to violate the rights of others-the hallmark of conduct disorder.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

Conduct disorder is not a condition so much as a description of a cluster of symptoms of inappropriate behaviors occurring in other conditions.
People with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression and ad/hd have a high incidence of conduct problems. The primary conditions are all heritable. Treatment of the primary problem usually helps the conduct problem.

In brief: Depends

Conduct disorder is not a condition so much as a description of a cluster of symptoms of inappropriate behaviors occurring in other conditions.
People with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression and ad/hd have a high incidence of conduct problems. The primary conditions are all heritable. Treatment of the primary problem usually helps the conduct problem.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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