Perspectives on oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and psychopathic features

Rolf Loeber, Jeffrey Burke, Dustin A. Pardini

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This paper presents a few perspectives on oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD), and early forms of psychopathy. The developmental changes and stability of each, and the interrelationship between the three conditions are reviewed, and correlates and predictors are highlighted. The paper also examines effective interventions for each of the three conditions and makes recommendations for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-142
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Conduct disorder
  • Development
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Prevention
  • Psychopathy
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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