Conduct disorder refers to age-inappropriate actions and attitudes that violate family expectations, society’s norms, and the personal or property rights of others. Children with conduct problems show a wide range of rule-violating behaviors, from swearing and temper tantrums to severe vandalism, theft, and assault. As part of growing up, most children and youth break the rules from time to time—they fight, skip school, break curfew, steal, and so on. However, the symptoms of conduct disorder must be frequent and severe enough to go beyond the mischief and pranks common among children and adolescents. These behaviors include aggression and cruelty toward people or animals, damaging property, lying, and stealing. Often the behavior is marked by callousness, viciousness, and lack of remorse. Children with conduct disorder often are unable to appreciate how their behaviour can hurt others and generally have little guilt or remorse about hurting others.
Worried that your child might have Conduct Disorder:
If you have said yes to most of the above, we might be able to help you.
Treatments, we provide that can help your child and you: