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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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WENDT, Guilherme Welter  and  KOLLER, Silvia. Callous and unemotional traits in the DSM-V : Theoretical and clinical implications for the study of psychopathy. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2019, vol.13, n.1, pp. 86-96. ISSN 1982-1247.

The construct of psychopathy, initially limited to adulthood, has been extended to childhood and adolescence. Significant levels of psychopathic personality traits are highly prevalent in children, adolescents and adults when compared to other disorders, such as schizophrenia, which emphasizes the necessity for a better understanding. This manuscript discusses the relevance of clinical identification of callous-unemotional traits in children and adolescents and the implications for researchers and practitioners. Empirical studies about the profile of children and adolescents with high levels of psychopathic personality traits - including neuropsychological functioning and associated difficulties - are compared and critically examined. Similarly, the text discusses forms of diagnosis, prevention, and psychological intervention.

Keywords : Behavior Disorders; Child Health; Adolescent Health; Diagnosis; Psychopathy.

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