Conduct disorder is the most prevalent emotional disorder in children and adolescents, and therefore requires special attention from clinicians. Conduct Disorders in Children and Adolescents is first in providing a comprehensive and balanced view of this field. It addresses the biological, psychological, and interpersonal aspects of aggressive behavior and conduct disorders, and includes the most current clinical research. Conduct Disorders in Children and Adolescents first examines the phemelogy, etiology, and diagsis of conduct disorders, then describes therapeutic and preventive interventions. It covers the range of treatments w available, including individual, family, group, and behavior therapy; hospitalization; and residential treatment. Special chapters address the new therapeutic interventions of pharmacotherapy and parent management training.
G. Pirooz Sholevar, M.D., F.A.P.A., is Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. He is President of the Philadelphia Academy of Family Psychiatry.