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The Prognostic Usefulness of Multiple Specifiers for Subtyping Conduct Problems in Early Childhood
Örebro University, Sweden; Ghent University, Belgium.
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain.
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain.
Örebro University, School of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8163-6558
2024 (English)In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ISSN 0890-8567, E-ISSN 1527-5418, Vol. 63, no 4, p. 443-453Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To better describe and treat children with conduct problems (CP), grandiose-manipulative and daring-impulsive traits are proposed for subtyping CP, instead of using only a callous-unemotional specifier. However, the acclaimed benefits of having multiple specifiers for CP remain largely untested and therefore highly speculative. To fill this gap, this study tested longitudinal relations between these 3 specifiers and developmental outcomes in childhood and adolescence, independent of early childhood CP.

METHOD: Longitudinal data from 2 community studies were used. Teacher ratings were used to measure CP and the specifiers in 3- to 5-year-olds from Sweden (n = 2,064) and Spain (n = 2,055). Developmental outcomes were assessed by multiple informants (ie, teachers, parents, and children) 1 to 8 years later. RESULTS: Early childhood CP were predictive of all outcomes. Callous-unemotional traits predicted low levels of social competence and prosocial behavior, independent of CP (and age, gender, and socioeconomic status). Grandiose-manipulative and daring-impulsive traits were predictive of aggression and violent delinquency, respectively, independent of CP, but also of higher levels of prosocial behavior or social competence.

CONCLUSION: The 3 specifiers are predictive of different outcomes, independent of CP, which is thought to form the basis for developing specifiers for CP. Findings tentatively challenge the centrality of callous-unemotional traits for subtyping CP, but it is premature to conclude that grandiose-manipulative and daring-impulsive specifiers are needed in future revisions of DSM and ICD. Efforts to systematically evaluate the utility of these specifiers should be welcomed to inform ongoing debates on this matter.

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Elsevier, 2024. Vol. 63, no 4, p. 443-453
Keywords [en]
Callous-unemotional, conduct problems, daring-impulsive, grandiose-manipulative, limited prosocial emotions
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107461DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2023.05.022ISI: 001224261700001PubMedID: 37442204Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85169779961OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-107461DiVA, id: diva2:1786587
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Swedish Research Council, 2007-2440Örebro UniversityKarlstad University
Note

Swedish Study: Waves 1-3 of the SOFIA study were funded by a grant from the Swedish Research Council (#2007-2440) . Waves 4 and 5 were funded by Örebro University with support from Karlstad municipality and Karlstad University. Spanish Study: This study was supported by projects PID2019-107897RB-I00, funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033, and TED2021-130824B-C22, funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033, and the European Union (EU) NextGenerationEU/PRTR. Laura Lopez-Romero 's contribution was supported by grant RYC2021-032890-I, funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and the NextGenerationEU/PRTR. The writing of the manuscript was also supported by a Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) Odysseus Grant (G0H7818N) and an FWO Research Project (G007720N) awarded to Olivier F. Colins.

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