Antisocial Behavior

By: Marmorstein, Naomi R., and William G. Iacono.

Studying data from the Minnesota Twin Family Study, these researchers find that between 6 and 8 percent of adolescents who exhibited no antisocial behaviors or antisocial behaviors that stopped by mid-adolescence experienced a parental divorce whereas between 23 and 31 percent of adolescents who exhibited persisting or late-onset antisocial behaviors experienced a parental divorce.

Longitudinal follow-up of adolescents with late-onset antisocial behavior: A pathological yet overlooked group. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 44 (12): 1284-91.