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(p. 129) Emotion Regulation and Conduct Disorder: The Role of Callous-Unemotional Traits 

(p. 129) Emotion Regulation and Conduct Disorder: The Role of Callous-Unemotional Traits
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(p. 129) Emotion Regulation and Conduct Disorder: The Role of Callous-Unemotional Traits
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Nicholas D. Thomson

, Luna C. M. Centifanti

, and Elizabeth A. Lemerise

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198765844.003.0007
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date: 18 October 2018

The present chapter examines several developmental pathways towards a diagnosis of conduct disorder (CD) in childhood and adolescence. In particular, we discuss the evidence for considering how children with CD manage their emotions since subgroups of children with CD may show a different developmental trajectory based on their emotion regulation abilities. The chapter reviews the prevalence and life-course of CD, the development of emotion regulation, temperament and emotionality, and the development of reactive and proactive aggression. It discusses the biopsychosocial distinction of CD with callous-unemotional (CU) traits and CD with severe anger dysregulation. It also reviews the most recent evidence on effective interventions and treatment for children and adolescents with CD and CU traits. The chapter closes with a discussion of the implications for clinical practice of CD based on the heterogeneity within the disorder.

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