Psychophysiological responses to sadness in girls and boys with conduct disorder.

Helena Oldenhof, Lucres Jansen, Katharina Ackermann, Rosalind Baker, Molly Batchelor, Sarah Baumann, Anka Bernhard, Roberta Clanton, Roberta Dochnal, Lynn Valérie Fehlbaum, Aranzazu Fernandez-Rivas, Sarah Goergen, Maider Gonzalez de Artaza-Lavesa, Karen Gonzalez-Madruga, Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Torres, Malou Gundlach, Mara Lotte van der Hoeven, Zacharias Kalogerakis, Krisztina Kapornai, Meinhard KieserAngeliki Konsta, Anne Martinelli, Ruth Pauli, Jack Rogers, Areti Smaragdi, Eva Sesma-Pardo, R. ka Siklósi, Martin Steppan, Foteini Tsiakoulia, Robert Vermeiren, Noortje Vriends, Marleen Werner, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Gregor Kohls, Stephane de Brito, Kerstin Konrad, Christina Stadler, Graeme Fairchild, Christine M. Freitag, Arne Popma

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General Scientific Summary: We investigated emotion processing in a large sample of boys and girls with a clinical diagnosis of conduct disorder (CD) to further the understanding of the underpinnings of antisocial behavior. We did not find support for the idea that children and adolescent with CD are physiologically unresponsive to sadness. Thus, although suggested by previous studies, children and adolescents with CD should not be perceived as “unemotional.” More studies are needed, however, to investigate whether this is specific for sadness or generalizes to other emotions. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of abnormal psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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