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Conduct Disorder

Definition : 

Definition "Conduct disorder" refers to a group of behavioral and emotional problems in youngsters. Children and adolescents with this disorder have great difficulty following rules and behaving in a socially acceptable way.

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Definition They are often viewed by other children, adults and social agencies as "bad" or delinquent, rather than mentally ill. Many factors may contribute to a child developing conduct disorder, including brain damage, child abuse, genetic vulnerability, school failure, and traumatic life experiences.

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Children who exhibit these behaviors should receive a comprehensive evaluation. Many children with a conduct disorder may have coexisting conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, ADHD, learning problems, or thought disorders which can also be treated. Research shows that youngsters with conduct disorder are likely to have ongoing problems if they and their families do not receive early and comprehensive treatment. Without treatment, many youngsters with conduct disorder are unable to adapt to the demands of adulthood and continue to have problems with relationships and holding a job. They often break laws or behave in an antisocial manner.

Symptoms : 

Symptoms Symptoms could include: Lying Problem Behavior TruancyAggression Drug Abuse Bullying FightingTheftDefianceCompulsive Lying

Symptoms : 

Symptoms VandalismAcademic UnderachievementRisk-Taking BehaviorFecal IncontinenceProblems at Work Cruel BehaviorBehavioral Problems at SchoolAggressive OutburstUnstable And Intense RelationshipAbsenteeism at Work Difficulty Managing Behavior.

Treatment : 

Treatment Treatment of children with conduct disorder can be complex and challenging. Treatment can be provided in a variety of different settings depending on the severity of the behaviors. Adding to the challenge of treatment are the child's uncooperative attitude, fear and distrust of adults.

Treatment : 

Treatment In developing a comprehensive treatment plan, a child and adolescent psychiatrist may use information from the child, family, teachers, and other medical specialties to understand the causes of the disorder.

Complications : 

Complications Complications could include: Drug abuse: the use of illegal drugs, or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

Complications : 

Complications Antisocial personality disorder : a psychiatric condition in which a person manipulates, exploits, or violates the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal.

Complications : 

Complications Substance Abuse : a pattern of drug, alcohol or other substance use that creates many adverse results from its continual use

Statistics : 

Statistics Conduct disorder affects 1 to 4 percent of 9- to 17-year olds in the United States. The disorder is more predominate in boys than girls and more common in cities than in rural areas (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999).

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Statistics Between 6 to 16 percent of boys and 2 to 9 percent of girls meet the criteria to be diagnosed with conduct disorder. It is estimated 40 percent of these children will grow up to be adults with antisocial personality disorder (Sea right, 2001).

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