Conduct Disorders Found in One in 20 Preschool Children

January 16, 2015 5:06 PM

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Conduct Disorders Found in One in 20 Preschool Children

iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — There’s always one in every crowd. In the case of children, it’s that one preschooler in a classroom of 20 who is diagnosed with a conduct disorder.

Although a lot of young kids will act up and throw an occasional tantrum, those exhibiting signs of a conduct disorder may have a serious emotional problem that can persist through adulthood, according to Washington University School of Medicine researchers.

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