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Children and teens who have conduct disorder behave in defiant and disruptive ways, such as violating social rules or hurting other people, for a period of 6 months or longer.
Younger children who have oppositional defiant disorder are sometimes later diagnosed with conduct disorder. Adults who have antisocial personality disorder often showed signs of a conduct disorder in childhood.
Children and teens with conduct disorder may:
Treatment may include training for parents on how to handle the child or teen's behavior, counseling for the child or teen, family counseling, and a special treatment plan in school. Some children and teens who have conduct disorder have other conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, or anxiety, which also may need to be identified and treated.
Current as of:
September 11, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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