Conduct Disorder

Darren Isom

Definition

Conduct Disorder is a serious behavioral and emotional disorder that can occur in children and teens. A child with this disorder may display a pattern of disruptive and violent behavior and have problems following rules.

Agressive Behavior

These are behaviors that threaten or cause physical harm and may include fighting Bullying, being cruel to others or animals, using weapons, and forcing another into sexual activity.

Destructive Behavior

This involves intentional destruction of property such as arson (deliberate fire-setting) and vandalism (harming another person's property).

Deceitful Behavior

This may include repeated lying, shoplifting, or breaking into homes or cars in order to steal.

Violations of rules

This involves going against accepted rules of society or engaging in behavior that is not appropriate for the person's age. These behaviors may include running away, skipping school, playing pranks, or being sexually active at a very young age.

Extra

Conduct Disorder may also lead to kids having temper tantrums. Some kids grow out of it and some don't. Some grown people still have Conduct Disorder.

Treatments

There is no cure either the child or teen grows out of it or they continue to have it