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Children are keenly aware that they are just "a little person in a great big world," that they are dependent on adults for their safety and security. Research shows that support from family and friends can be an important part of therapy. Conduct disorder may be preceded by temperamental risk factors, such as behavioral difficulties in infancy and below-average intelligence. The main criticisms are that the disorder was introduced for political rather than scientific reasons, that it inappropriately medicalizes normal human reactions, that it gives too much weight to the stressful event and not enough to the person, that it is not distinct from other recognized disorders, and that its symptom structure is too complex ( Brewin 2003; Rosen and Lilienfeld 2008; Spitzer, et al. 2007; Young 1995 ).

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