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Abnormal brain wiring may be the underlying cause of conduct disorder or severe antisocial behavior in some youths


Severe antisocial behaviour in young people (also known as conduct disorder) could be caused by differences in the wiring that links the brain’s emotional centres together, according to new research.

The researchers tracked the abnormalities to a part of the brain called the corpus callosum and suggested that these wiring abnormalities may be the underlying cause of some of the callous behaviour seen in some severely antisocial youths, including lack of empathy and a disregard for other people’s feelings.

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