Two Questions on Childhood Disorders Answer to question one: early versus late onset conduct disorder and its relevance to etiology/prognosis Early onset conduct disorder appears to be anti-social and destructive behaviour that begins in infancy; it appears as though late onset conduct disorder occurs later in life – around adolescence (though the textbook is not definitive in this regard when looking at page 554). Page 555, however, is more helpful and notes that early onset conduct disorder begins before the age of 10 whereas late onset conduct disorder begins after the age of 10. As far as the symptoms of each, it does appear as though they both manifest rule-breaking, deceit, mistreatment of others and a disregard for the rights of...The end:
.....ldren with something like depression may come from successful and happy ones but may run into factors (Like “Mark”) at school which lead them towards unhappiness and towards internalizing negative feelings. For what it is worth, our chapter does tell us that people who have externalizing disorders tend to have many etiological pathways; this writer is not sure how applicable that conclusion really is insofar as children who have conduct disorder and other externalizing problems do tend to share certain commonalities with regards to their childhood experiences. It is possible that different factors may show up in different ways or to different degrees, but the same basic complex of problems is at work (in any case, please see pages 561-562).