Using Biological Factors to Individualize Interventions for Youth with Conduct Problems: Current State and Ethical Issues

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dc.contributor.author Glenn, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-23T18:21:16Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-23T18:21:16Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Glenn, A., (2019): Using Biological Factors to Individualize Interventions for Youth with Conduct Problems: Current State and Ethical Issues. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Volume 65. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/7796
dc.description.abstract A growing body of evidence suggests that biological factors such as genes, hormone levels, brain structure, and brain functioning influence the development and trajectory of conduct problems in youth. In addition, biological factors affect how individuals respond to the environment, including how individuals respond to programs designed to prevent or treat conduct problems. Programs designed to reduce behavior problems in youth would have the greatest impact if they were targeted toward youth who need it the most (e.g., who are mostly likely to demonstrate persistent behavior problems) as well as youth who may benefit the most from the program. Biological information may improve our ability to make decisions about which type or level of intervention is best for a particular child, thus maximizing overall effectiveness, but it also raises a number of ethical concerns. These include the idea that we may be providing fewer services to some youth based on biological factors, and that information about biological risk could potentially lead to discrimination or labeling. In this article, I discuss the risks and benefits of using biological information to individualize interventions for youth with conduct problems. en_US
dc.description.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlp.2018.04.008
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dc.language English en_US
dc.subject intervention en_US
dc.subject biological factors en_US
dc.subject brain en_US
dc.subject genetics en_US
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.title Using Biological Factors to Individualize Interventions for Youth with Conduct Problems: Current State and Ethical Issues en_US
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