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NCJ Number: 212498 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Longitudinal Follow-Up of Adolescents With Late-Onset Antisocial Behavior: A Pathological Yet Overlooked Group
Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  Volume:44  Issue:12  Dated:December 2005  Pages:1284-1291
Author(s): Naomi R, Marmorstein Ph.D.; William G. Iacono Ph.D.
Date Published: December 2005
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: AA09367;DA05147;DA016892
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined whether antisocial behavior that begins in mid- to late adolescence can be differentiated from two other temporal patterns of antisocial behavior: beginning before age 15 and continuing after age 15 (persisting antisocial behavior) and ceasing before age 15 (desisting antisocial behavior).
Abstract: Even though it clearly exists, antisocial behavior that begins in mid- to late adolescence does not fit into commonly accepted taxonomies of antisocial behavior. Utilizing participants from the Minnesota Twin Family Study (MTFS), an epidemiological study of twins and their families, this study examined how this course of antisocial behavior compared with persisting (beginning before age 15 and continuing after age 15) and desisting (stopping before age 15) antisocial behavior in terms of risk for later substance dependence and background risk factors. The results of the study support the notion that antisocial behavior that begins in mid- to late adolescence is pathological and associated with increased rates of substance dependence several years later. Study limitations and implications are presented and discussed. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Deviance
Index Term(s): Adolescent chemical dependency; Adolescents at risk; Antisocial attitudes; Environmental influences; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Juvenile drug abusers; Problem behavior
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