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Düşünen Adam. 2006; 19(1): 14-19

Symptoms and Socio-demographic Factors of Conduct Disorder in Elementary School Population

Osman Abalı, Metin Onur, Kağan Gürkan, Ömer Çelik, Ümran Dilara Tüzün.

Objective: Conduct Disorder is seen in childhood and adolescence. Patients and their families are highly affected by this disorder"s symptoms and progress. Symptom prevalence and socio-demographic factors of conduct disorder are assessed in elementary school population. Method: This study was completed in schools from different socioeconomic levels. 2998 students were assessed by randomized sampling in these school. A socio-demographic form and symptom check list (based on DSM-N ) were used by parents and teachers. Results: The mean score of symptom check list is 1.49 in boys (min: 0 max: 28) and 0.92 in girls (min: 0 max: 36). Conduct disorder symptoms of boys were sign ıficantly higher than girls (P

Key words: Conduct disorder, frequency, child and adolescent, epidemiology

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