- Seems out of control
- Starts hearing voices others cannot hear
- Feels extreme fear, anxiety, or anger toward themselves or others
- Appears depressed
- Cannot sleep for 3 days in a row
Finally, if you notice that your child has suicidal thoughts, never leave them alone until the situation is assessed and managed.
Can You Prevent Conduct Disorder?
According to experts, there’s no sure way to prevent conduct disorder in children, especially since its exact cause is still unknown. To reduce a child’s risk of developing CD, experts encourage a positive parent-child relationship.
Furthermore, they emphasize that traumatic experiences, childhood abuse or neglect, brain damage, genetic factors, and even school failure may contribute to CD’s development.
The signs of a conduct disorder in children may make the child or teen seem too unruly or rebellious, but they really need help because CD is a mental health condition. The best course of action is to contact a doctor.
Learn more about Behavioral and Developmental Disorders here.