Journal Article Comprehensive Review Of Current Findings of Callous and Unemotional Traits

Yoshida, Satomi  ,  Takayanagi, Nobuya  ,  Adachi, Masaki  ,  Yasuda, Sayura  ,  Nakamura, Kazuhiko

67 ( 1 )  , pp.1 - 12 , 2016-07-29 , 弘前大学大学院医学研究科・弘前医学会
Although conduct disorder (CD) is one of the most common mental health problems among childrenand adolescents, it still has a very heterogeneous diagnosis regarding its severity, course and presumed aetiology.Callous and unemotional( CU) traits has been focused as a specifier to designate a more severe and chronic subtypeof CD. Studies regarding CU traits among children and adolescents have been conducted from multiple perspectivessuch as genetic, cognitive, emotional, biological and clinical. In addition, several reviews have offered comprehensiveinformation about CU traits. However, most of those reviews focused not only on CU traits but also on psychopathictraits, mainly because the concept of CU traits was established relatively recently. There is no review of studies heldin Japan. The aim of the current review is to offer comprehensive information about CU traits from relatively newstudies which have investigated not psychopathy but exact CU traits. This review will also describe the Japanese studies of CU traits.

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