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Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder in Children

ISBN: 978-1-119-96572-5
278 pages
September 2011
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A concise and accessible exploration of cutting-edge literature of the risk factors contributing to the development of ODD and CD, primarily in pre-school and primary children.
  • Precise, focused and up-to-date overview of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder Literature
  • Presents assessment methods and evidence-based intervention strategies
  • Well-known and prolific authoring team


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Table of Contents

About the authors ix

Preface xi

Foreword xiii

1. Behaviours and disorders 1

2. Developmental perspectives 11

3. Basic issues on aetiology 25

4. Individual characteristics 33

5. Environmental characteristics 67

6. Clinical assessment 93

7. Intervention and intervention development 117

8. Behavioural parent training 129

9. Cognitive-behavioural therapy 141

10. Pharmacotherapy 159

11. Multicomponent intervention 167

12. Factors that infl uence intervention delivery and outcomes 181

References 201

Index 253

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Author Information

Walter Matthys is Professor of Aggression in Children at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and a clinical psychiatrist at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Medical Centre, Utrecht. His research at the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience focuses on neurobiological and psychological characteristics in children and adolescents with disruptive behaviour disorders, and the interventions to prevent and treat these disorders.

John E. Lochman is Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama, where he also directs the Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, serves on the Board for Society for Prevention Research, and is President of the American Board for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. His research interests are centred on risk factors, social cognition, and intervention and prevention with aggressive children.

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