Size of antisocial teens brains differ

Size of antisocial teens brains differIt has been found by British researchers that as compared to teenagers who are normal, some aggressive and antisocial teenage boys have brains that look different.

Aggressiveness is a little higher form is what a psychiatric condition called conduct disorder and it also brings along antisocial behavior. Researchers have stated that in UK alone five out of 100 teenagers might have to bear the impact of this.

Even in adulthood, there are chances of problems related to physical health and mental health too due to conduct disorder in teenage.

There is an evident difference in brain of teenagers who are affected by conduct disorder and those who are normal in their teenage.

Prof Ian Goodyer of the University of Cambridge said, "Changes in grey matter volume in these areas of the brain could explain why teenagers with conduct disorder have difficulties in recognizing emotions in others. Further studies are now needed to investigate whether these changes in brain structure are a cause or a consequence of the disorder."

MRIs were taken by researchers for reaching a conclusion in which a total of 92 boys were taken and out of them some were healthy and some had conduct disorder.

It was seen that the size of amygdala and the insula, regions of the brain, was smaller and they are responsible for governing emotion perception and empathy.