Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: Research and Treatment

Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: Research and Treatment

by Daniel F. Connor, Russell A. Barkley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572307382

ISBN-13: 9781572307384

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Written from a clinical-developmental perspective, and integrating theory and research from diverse fields, this comprehensive book examines the origins, development, outcomes, and treatment of this serious problem in contemporary society. Major topics addressed include the types and prevalence of aggressive and antisocial behavior; the interplay among…  See more details below

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Written from a clinical-developmental perspective, and integrating theory and research from diverse fields, this comprehensive book examines the origins, development, outcomes, and treatment of this serious problem in contemporary society. Major topics addressed include the types and prevalence of aggressive and antisocial behavior; the interplay among neuropsychiatric, psychosocial, and neurobiological processes in etiology; known risk and protective factors; gender variables; and why and how some children "grow out of" conduct disturbances. Chapters also discuss current approaches to clinical assessment and diagnosis and review the evidence for widely used psychosocial and pharmacological interventions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572307384
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Definitions and Subtyping of Aggressive Behavior1
Issues Related to Terminology and Definitions2
A General Definition of Aggression3
Adaptive and Maladaptive Aggression4
Definitions of Aggression from Different Professional Perspectives7
Subtypes of Aggression9
Limitations of Current Concepts of Aggression25
Chapter Summary27
2Prevalence of Aggression, Antisocial Behaviors, and Suicide28
Adaptive Aggression in Normal Childhood Development29
Prevalence of Maladaptive Aggression in Community Samples31
Juvenile Justice Studies and Statistics33
Prevalence of Youth Suicide40
Prevalence of Maladaptive Aggression in Psychiatrically Referred Samples42
Chapter Summary44
3Aggression: Stability, Impairment, and Desistance46
Methodological Issues47
Stability of Aggression and Related Behaviors in Community Samples48
Gender and Stability51
Stability-Based Subtypes of Aggression52
Impaired Longitudinal Outcomes of Aggressive Children54
Discontinuation and Desistance from Aggression58
Chapter Summary60
4The Relationship between Categorical Psychiatric Diagnosis and Aggression62
Disruptive Behavioral Disorders64
Mood Disorders75
Substance Use Disorder86
Personality Disorders91
Psychopathy94
Psychotic Disorders102
Anxiety Disorders105
Problems with Understanding Aggressive Behaviors within a Categorical Diagnostic Context110
Chapter Summary112
5Risk and Protective Factors in Aggression and Related Behaviors113
Individual Risk Factors115
Family Risk Factors134
Extrafamilial Risk Factors145
General Discussion of Risk Factors158
Protective Factors160
Chapter Summary162
6Psychobiology: Neuropsychology, Psychophysiology, Brain Imaging, and Minor Physical Anomalies163
Neuropsychology164
Psychophysiology176
Brain Imaging192
Minor Physical Anomalies194
Chapter Summary195
7Neurobiology: Biobehavioral Models and Neurological Disorders197
Steroid Hormones198
Monoamines207
Neurobiological-Behavioral Models225
Neurological Disorders Thought to Be Related to Aggression237
Chapter Summary243
8Integrated Models of Aggression and Related Behaviors245
Developmental Psychology246
Biosocial Interactions261
Chapter Summary268
9Issues in Female Aggression and Related Behaviors270
The Forms of Female Aggression272
Prevalence and Stability282
Correlates283
Developmental Pathways292
Young Adult Outcomes295
Chapter Summary301
10Clinical Assessment, Case Formulation, and Treatment Planning302
A Caveat: Increasing Resource Limitations in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Treatment303
A General Model of Assessment, Case Formulation, and Treatment Planning306
Specific Assessment Techniques and Tools313
Forensic Assessment: Assessing Risk of Harm to Others324
Chapter Summary326
11Psychosocial Interventions327
Variables with Important Clinical Implications329
Family Interventions330
Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Training339
Prevention Programs343
Treatments That Appear Not to Work355
Chapter Summary356
12Psychopharmacological Treatments358
Rationale for Psychotropic Treatment of Maladaptive Aggression359
Pharmacoepidemiology of Aggression in Clinically Referred Youth360
Principles of Clinical Medication Management361
Neuroleptics and Antipsychotics364
Stimulants370
Antidepressants374
Mood Stabilizers378
Adrenergic Agents383
Other Medications386
The Use of As-Needed (P.R.N.) Medication388
Which Medicine to Use?388
Chapter Summary389
References393
Index472

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