Relationship with adult disorder

Prospective follow-up studies indicate that children with conduct disorders often continue to behave antisocially in adult life. Neurotic disorders have a better prognosis, but are weakly associated with adult neurosis of the same type. Childhood psychosis has a poor long-term outcome. Retrospective studies of adults with major mental illness, schizophrenia, and bipolar affective disorder show an excess of both conduct and neurotic disorders in childhood. However, only a minority of emotionally disturbed children develop major mental illness when they grow up.

The main clinical syndromes will now be described.

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