Definition of conduct disorder in English:

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conduct disorder

noun

chiefly US
A range of antisocial types of behavior displayed in childhood or adolescence.
Example sentences
  • There has been considerable interest in developmental psychopathology over the phenomenon of reward dominance in children and its relationship to conduct disorder and antisocial behaviour.
  • Theories that posit a distinction between childhood and adolescent onset conduct disorder generate several specific predictions, two of which will be addressed in this study.
  • The second hypothesis specifically predicted that youth with childhood onset conduct disorder would commit more aggressive offenses than adolescent onset offenders.

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Syllabification: con·duct dis·or·der

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