This multicentre study examines females with conduct disorder between late childhood and the end of puberty. So far most knowledge about causes, the course of the disorder and the therapeutic options has predominantly originated from studies with males. Even though conduct disorder occurs more often in males than in females, about one to three percent of females suffer from this disorder. The study will examine, among others, the underlying neurobiological mechanisms. What is the relation between genetic predisposition and environmental influences? What are the roles of the autonomic nervous system and the stress hormone system? Additionally, neurocognitive aspects will be examined. How does the regulation and processing of emotions work in affected females?

We are currently recruiting participants, males and females age 9-18 with and without behavioural problems. Compensation will be provided and our schedule is flexible. If you are a parent or affiliated with a school nearby and would like to be involved, please contact us.

For further information:

Dr Stephane De Brito:  
Dr Jack Rogers:  
Roberta Clanton: or 0121 414 3679
Rosalind Baker: or 0121 414 3679