Help for ADD has picked up on an interesting study examining how ADHD and Conduct Disorder develop and how positive parenting and parental depression can play a part.
As reported above, even after controlling for other factors that would be expected to predict the development of CD symptoms in children with ADHD – most importantly, the number of CD symptoms at baseline – mothers with current or prior depression had children who developed more CD symptoms over time. And, mothers who displayed high rates of positive parenting behavior during tasks requiring them to obtain their child’s compliance, had children who developed fewer CD symptoms.
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