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312 Disturbance of conduct, not elsewhere classified

          Disorders mainly involving aggressive and destructive behavior and disorders
          involving delinquency. It should be used for abnormal behavior, in
          individuals of any age, which gives rise to social disapproval but which is
          not part of any other psychiatric condition. Minor emotional disturbances may
          also be present. To be included, the behavior--as judged by its frequency,
          severity and type of associations with other symptoms--must be abnormal in its
          context. Disturbances of conduct are distinguished from an adjustment
          reaction by a longer duration and by a lack of close relationship in time and
          content to some stress. They differ from a personality disorder by the
          absence of deeply ingrained maladaptive patterns of behavior present from
          adolescence or earlier.
          Excludes: adjustment reaction with disturbance of conduct (309.3)
           drug dependence (304.-)
           personality disorder with predominantly sociopathic or
           asocial manifestations (301.7)
           sexual deviations (302.-)

312.0 Unsocialized disturbance of conduct

          Disorders characterized by behaviors such as defiance, disobedience,
          quarrelsomeness, aggression, destructive behavior, tantrums, solitary
          stealing, lying, teasing, bullying and disturbed relationships with others.
          The defiance may sometimes take the form of sexual misconduct.
          Unsocialized aggressive disorder

312.1 Socialized disturbance of conduct

          Disorders in individuals who have acquired the values or behavior of a
          delinquent peer group to whom they are loyal and with whom they
          characteristically steal, play truant, and stay out late at night. There may
          also be promiscuity.
          Group delinquency

312.2 Compulsive conduct disorder

          Disorder of conduct or delinquent act which is specifically compulsive in

312.3 Mixed disturbance of conduct and emotions

          Disorders involving behaviors listed for 312.0 and 312.1 but in which there
          is also considerable emotional disturbance as shown for example by anxiety,
          misery or obsessive manifestations.
          Neurotic delinquency
          Excludes: compulsive conduct disorder (312.2)

312.8 Other

312.9 Unspecified

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