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Understanding Callous and Unemotional Behaviors in Children and Adolescents

Callous unemotional behaviors can be challenging to understand. One community study of 1136 children (from 3rd-7th grade) found that 10%–32% of those with conduct disorder and 2%–7% of those without conduct disorder met the callous emotional specifier threshold in the DSM-5. In this episode, we will discuss what callous unemotional behaviors are, how they look like, how to assess these behaviors, types of interventions, and more. 

Dr. Meghan Rose Donohue joins us today to help us unpack this topic. She is an instructor in psychiatry and works in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.

Published On: 12/18/2023

Duration: 24 minutes, 33 seconds


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