The researchers tested whether antisocial personalities are associated with similar structural and neural alterations as those observed in criminal psychopathy.
While the relationship between early life abuse and behavioral problems in children is well-documented, the effects of abuse on adolescent development remain poorly understood.
Individuals with antisocial traits explain, at least partially, the reason why some continue to not adhere to COVID-19 containment measures.
There have been few studies that have examined the specificity of mood disorder subtypes among the children of parents with both major subtypes of mood disorders and controls based on prospective tracking across the transition from childhood to adulthood.
The researchers hypothesize that empathy induction activities could increase prosocial behavior among violent offenders.
Offenders with major psychopathic traits can be identified in all ethnic groups that have been studied, including European Americans, African Americans, and Latino Americans, but some of the evidence pointing to the validity of psychopathy is stronger in European Americans.
Study participants received either management as usual or multisystemic therapy for moderate-to-severe antisocial behavior.
Impulse control disorders are thought to be related to impaired function of decisional impulsivity associated with rapid, disinhibited decision-making, rather than motor impulsivity.
Understanding distinct patterns of comorbid substance use may be more relevant to prevention and treatment than focusing on one individual substance.
Preliminary evidence indicates that differences in white matter microstructure may be associated with behavior problems in adolescent males.