Foreword; Richard Kohn.- 1. Introduction: Connecting Brain Development, Disruptive Behavior, and Children; Patrick H. Tolan, Bennett L. Leventhal.- 2. Influences of Gene Environment Interaction Correlation on Disruptive Behavior in the Family Context; Kristine Marceau, Jenae M. Neiderhiser.- 3. Neurobiology of Disruptive Behavior: A Developmental Perspective and Relevant Findings; Elizabeth J. Susman, Seth Pollak.- 4. Callous-Unemotional Traits and Developmental Pathways to the Disruptive Behavior Disorders; Paul J. Frick, R. James Blair, F. Xavier Castellanos.- 5. A Multidimensional Approach to Disruptive Behaviors: Informing Lifespan Research From An Early Childhood Perspective; Alice S. Carter, Sarah A. O. Gray, Raymond H. Baillargeon, Lauren S. Wakschlag.- 6. Gender and the Development of Aggression, Disruptive Behavior, and Delinquency from Childhood to Early Adulthood; Rolf Loeber, Deborah M. Capaldi, Elizabeth Costello.- 7. Tracking the Multiple Pathways of Parent and Family Influence on Disruptive Behavior Disorders; Patrick H. Tolan, Kenneth Dodge, Michael Rutter.- 8. Advancing Our Understanding and Interventions for Disruptive Behavior Disorders; Patrick H. Tolan, Bennett L. Leventhal.
Aggressive behavior among children and adolescents has confounded parents and perplexed professionals-especially those tasked with its treatment and prevention-for countless years. As baffling as these behaviors are, however, recent advances in neuroscience focusing on brain development have helped to make increasing sense of their complexity.
Focusing on their most prevalent forms, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorders advances the understanding of DBD on a number of significant fronts. Its neurodevelopmental emphasis within an ecological approach offers links between brain structure and function and critical environmental influences and the development of these specific disorders. The book's findings and theories help to differentiate DBD within the contexts of normal development, non-pathological misbehavior and non-DBD forms of pathology. Throughout these chapters are myriad implications for accurate identification, effective intervention and future cross-disciplinary study.
Key issues covered include:
Gene-environment interaction models.
Neurobiological processes and brain functions.
Callous-unemotional traits and developmental pathways.
Relationships between gender and DBD.
Multiple pathways of familial transmission.
Disruptive Behavior Disorders is a groundbreaking resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, psychiatry, educational psychology, prevention science, child mental health care, developmental psychology and social work.
Provides cutting-edge analyses of research in disruptive behavior disorders
Offers guidelines for future research and treatment in disruptive behavior and conduct disorder
Features contributions from leading global experts in developmental psychology
Strong synthesis across a broad range of mental health topics and issues involving disruptive behavior
"Translational Science" in action - Disruptive Behavior Disorders translates significant scientific research into guides for practice