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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:52882
Doc. No:TL22836
Call number:‭3178851‬
Main Entry:Mildred Ann Fernandez Medina
Title & Author:The link between frontal lobe damage and conduct disorder: A review of effective treatmentsMildred Ann Fernandez Medina
College:University of Hartford
Date:2005
Degree:Psy.D.
student score:2005
Page No:94
Abstract:Conduct Disorder (CD) is one of the most frequent reasons for a mental health referral for children and adolescents and thus constitutes the most common childhood psychiatric problem in the United States (Hill, 2002). Clinical investigations suggest that approximately two to nine percent of children in the general population meet the diagnostic criteria for CD (Miller, 2001). The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV, TR) lists only external (i.e., behavioral and environmental) factors as criteria for a CD diagnosis (APA, 2000). However, extensive research shows that individuals with frontal lobe brain damage exhibit behaviors and cognitive and psychological deficits similar to those diagnosed with CD. Given the possible organic cause of CD, a more accurate assessment of CD would include a complete neuropsychological assessment, especially one that focuses on frontal lobe damage. With a more accurate assessment mental health professionals, defined as clinicians, therapists, and psychologists, may implement a more effective treatment regime. This effort provides a review of the DSM-IV, TR's diagnostic criteria of CD, CD's descriptive features, differential diagnostic issues, comorbidity, prevalence, and risk factors in light of brain development. A focus on the frontal lobe and the relationship between frontal lobe damage and CD then follows. Next, approaches to neuropsychological assessment and the importance of early assessment of frontal lobe damage relative to CD are discussed, followed by psychopharmacological and empirically validated treatments of CD. A model, multidisciplinary team approach to assessment of CD and a model, integrated treatment regime for CD secondary to brain damage are proposed. Such a treatment regime would integrate Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) with current empirically validated treatments (EVTs), and a psychopharmacological protocol that stimulates brain activity, or at least does not inhibit cognitive function. Next, the need for additional studies is discussed in light of the limited research regarding the efficacy of CRT in the pediatric population. Finally, the clinical implications of the foregoing are presented.
Subject:Health and environmental sciences; Psychology; Cognitive rehabilitation; Conduct disorder; Frontal lobe damage; Psychobiology; Psychotherapy; Rehabilitation; Therapy; 0382:Rehabilitation; 0622:Psychotherapy; 0349:Psychobiology; 0382:Therapy
Added Entry:K. McCloskey
Added Entry:University of Hartford