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Dr Fairchild speaks on Radio 4 about Conduct Disorder

Published: 28 February 2013

What if sustained periods of adversity in childhood are associated with permanent structural changes in brain development?

The issue was debated this week on Radio 4 and Dr Graeme Fairchild took part in discussing children with conduct disorder. Dr Fairchild collaborated on the research showing that the brains of teenagers with conduct disorder look different to their peers.

You can listen to the debate and read the full transcripts on the Radio 4 Inside Health page here

He is currently looking at genetic effects on the stress hormone system and recently published a paper on diffusion tensor imaging looking at the white matter connections in the brains of young offenders. This was published in PloS One here

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