Introduction: Connecting Brain Development, Disruptive Behavior, and Children

Part of the Advances in Development and Psychopathology: Brain Research Foundation Symposium Series book series (AIDP, volume 1)


This introduction explains the importance of disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) as a mental illness, as representative of the value of developmental approaches to brain-based problems, and as a key public health problem. We provide a brief summary of current understanding of brain development relevant to DBDs as a framework for the symposium that was the basis for this volume. We identify important considerations and the many areas of work that are still just emerging and the many that are quite established but still rapidly developing. The roles of the included chapters in this overall understanding are described.


Anterior Cingulate Cortex Brain Development Oppositional Defiant Disorder Disruptive Behavior Conduct Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Youth-Nex Center, Curry School of Education and Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral SciencesUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric ResearchOrangeburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Disability and Human DevelopmentUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychiatryYonsei UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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