Behavioural Disorders in Children

Are you worried about a change in your child’s behaviour? Do you need to know whether their behaviour is normal or not? Shaw Academy is here to help you by putting together some information about children’s behaviour problems.

Behavioral disorders, also called as disruptive behavioural disorder, are a set of external negative behaviours in children. According to research, “one in ten children suffer from behavioural disorders. However, in girls the number is two in ten. The most common disruptive behaviour disorder includes conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some of the symptoms of this disorder are:

  • Not doing well in school, skipping school
  • Lying or stealing
  • Early sexual activity
  • Harming or threatening themselves or other people
  • Early smoking or drinking
  • Having difficulty in handling frustration

There are variety of causes behind behavioural disorder such as genetics, physical, and environmental. Below are the most common reasons:

  • Family history of mental illness
  • Poor or inconsistent parenting
  • Suffering from abuse and/or neglect
  • Exposure to violence
  • Dysfunctional home life

If children do not receive proper treatment, the effects of the disruptive behavioural disorder can worsen and lead to the development of antisocial personality disorder. It’s very important to treat behavioural disorder in children on time. Treatment is usually multifaceted and depends on the factors contributing to it, but may include:

  • Medication
  • Parental Education
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Social Training
  • Family Therapy
  • Encouragement
  • Anger Management

If you see signs of this issue in children, always consult with a GP, Paediatrician, Child Psychologist or Child Psychiatrist.

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