Childhood Identification and Prophylaxis of Antisocial Personality Disorder

  • Lewis Bloomingdale
  • Eileen Bloomingdale
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 4)


Physiological and psychological characteristics show considerable similarity between children with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADDH) and adults with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD). Prospective studies of ADDH children, with or without Conduct Disorder (CD), show a high outcome of ASPD. Recently, other forms of treatment have been added to the traditional psychopharmacological agents used for ADDH. If medication and new treatment modalities are administered for a period of 3 years, a recent controlled study indicates that the mean number of arrests for felony offenses and the mean number of institutionalizations are reduced at a p < 0.0001 level (1.32 vs. 0.19 and 0.49 vs. 0.00, respectively).


Antisocial Behavior Conduct Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactive Child Child Psychol Psychiatry 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lewis Bloomingdale
    • 1
  • Eileen Bloomingdale
    • 1
  1. 1.New York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA

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