Conduct Disorder: Risk Factors

Children with a parent (biological or adoptive) or a sibling with conduct disorder are more likely to develop the disorder. Kids whose biological parents have ADHD, alcohol use disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia are also at risk. Children who experienced abuse, parental rejection or neglect, and harsh or inconsistent parenting are more at risk, as are those exposed to neighborhood violence, peer rejection, and peer delinquency.