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(p. 195) Antisocial and Conduct Disorders 

(p. 195) Antisocial and Conduct Disorders
(p. 195) Antisocial and Conduct Disorders

Marco Del Giudice

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date: 23 October 2020

The chapter discusses antisocial and conduct disorders, including conduct disorder (CD), oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), and psychopathy. This cluster of related conditions is marked by impulsive, rule-breaking, and aggressive behavior and lies at the core of the externalizing spectrum. After an overview of these disorders, their developmental features, and the main risk factors identified in the epidemiological literature, the chapter critically reviews existing evolutionary models and suggests new directions for research. The final section applies the criteria developed earlier in the book to classify the disorders within the fast-slow-defense (FSD) model. The author concludes that antisocial and conduct disorders can be classified as prototypical fast spectrum (F-type) conditions.

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