Disruptive Behavior: Development, Psychopathology, Crime, & Treatment

ISBN : 9780190265458

Hans Steiner
248 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2017
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Disruptive behavior is extremely common in normal and clinical populations. This book addresses its development, the newly grouped diagnoses associated with it and their bio-psycho-social causes and treatment. The past decade has seen a great deal of progress in the psychiatric and psychological literature, which has greatly advanced our understanding of these disorders. The book discusses state of the art studies of taxonomy, epidemiology, etiology, and treatment. Each chapter concludes with a thorough discussion of the clinical implications of this new information, exemplified by real case material. A whole chapter is devoted to the forensic implications of this important grouping of disorders. The chapter begins with a discussion of the exemplary cases in the legal literature, providing the clinician and the expert with a concise briefing of the legal underpinnings of these disorders which in essence seek to bring the world of medicine to the world of crime. The final chapter provides a concise summary of all preceeding chapter, summarizing what we have learned and showing the way into the future in terms of basic research, translational research and clinical practice. Sources and resources are provided for clinicians, researchers, teacher, primary care physicians, criminologists, forensic experts and interested lay people.


1. Introduction to Disruptive Behavior Disorders
2. Taxonomy, Classification, & Diagnosis of Disruptive Behavior Disorders
3. Epidemiology of Disruptive Behavior Disorders
4. Etiology of Disruptive Behavior Disorders
5. Comprehensive and Integrated Treatment
6. Disruptive Behavior: Forensic Implications
7. Summary & Epilogue

About the author: 

Hans Steiner, MD Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Whitney W. Daniels, MD Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Christina M. Stadler, PhD Professor for Developmental Psychopathology (Extraordinaria), Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatric Clinics of the University Basel Head of the Day Hospital

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