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Neuropsychol Rev. 1990 Jun;1(2):125-36.

Neuropsychiatric and experiential correlates of violent juvenile delinquency.

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  • Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York 10016.


This article reviews evidence regarding contributions of neuropsychiatric and psychological vulnerabilities to violent delinquency, and the interaction between intrinsic vulnerabilities and experiential factors in the genesis of antisocial juvenile behavior. Consideration is given to biochemical and physiological factors, genetics, medical status, and neurological, psychiatric, and neuropsychological factors. Implications for treatment are discussed.

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