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Conduct disorder in girls gets overdue research attention

Key clinical point: The presence of anxiety or other internalizing comorbidities in girls with conduct disorder has important clinical implications.

Major finding: The DSM-5 low prosocial emotions modifier was present in 37% of teen girls with conduct disorder, significantly less than the 50% prevalence in adolescent boys with the disorder.

Study details: This analysis from the ongoing pan-European FemNAT-CD study, the first major study of conduct disorder in girls, included 296 affected girls, 187 adolescent boys with the disorder, and 527 matched controls.

Disclosures: The FemNAT-CD study is sponsored by the European Commission. The presenter reported having no financial conflicts.


Nauta-Jansen L. ECNP 2019, Abstract S.19.02.