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BACKGROUND Arousal-regulating mechanisms are important in explaining individual differences in antisocial behavior. METHODS Alterations in salivary cortisol concentration and cardiovascular(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether a pattern of lower autonomic nervous system (ANS) and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity is found in children with disruptive behavior disorders(More)
BACKGROUND Deficits in executive functioning are supposed to have a predisposing influence on impulsive or aggressive behaviour. We tested the hypothesis that oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD)(More)
On the basis of Gray's theory, Quay suggested that conduct disorder (CD) is associated with a Behavioural Activation System (BAS) that dominates over the Behavioural Inhibition System (BIS), whereas(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between adrenal androgens and aggression in children with oppositional and antisocial behavior and to compare their levels with those of psychiatric and normal(More)