Disruptive behavior disorders: Taking an RDoC(ish) approach

R. J. Blair, Stuart F. White, Harma Meffert, Soonjo Hwang

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The disruptive behavior disorders include Conduct Disorder (CD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These disorders are highly comorbid with each other as well as with mood and anxiety disorders and personality disorders (particularly borderline personality disorder). The goal of this chapter is to consider these disorders from an RDoC(ish) approach. In other words, we will outline four functional processes and the behavioral implications of dysfunction within these processes. Moreover, we will briefly consider how dysfunction in one might increase the risk for the development of rather different behavioral problems that have been previously associated with rather different disorders. Our goal is to identify neurocognitive-based functional targets for treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-336
Number of pages18
JournalCurrent Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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