What are some of the Common Behavioral Disorders in Children?
Also referred to as ADHD, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition where a child has inattention, hyperactivity, or both.
Depending on the more “dominant” behavior, the doctor may categorize their symptoms as predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive, or combined. However, ADHD is dynamic, so your child may have the combined form and become predominantly inattentive.
A child or teenager who has conduct disorder (CD) has various symptoms that involve aggression to people and animals, defiance to authority, and a tendency to lie, steal, or become cruel.
Experts highlight that when a child has CD, their behavior goes way beyond being unruly and rebellious; sometimes, they act to destroy property or harm people.
The tricky part about conduct disorder is that kids who have them are often seen as rowdy children or teens that need stern disciplinary sanctions rather than mental health intervention.
Oppositional defiant disorder
If a child has oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), they may show repeated and persistent patterns of irritability, anger, and defiance towards their parents and other authoritative figures, such as their teachers. Furthermore, they will often argue with adults and show vindictiveness when they don’t get what they want.