The behaviour disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviours in children that last for at least six months, and it can cause problems in school, at home and in social situations. Disruptive behaviour disorders form behaviours that consistently break the rules, disturb the lives of those around them and resist authority. While disruptive behaviour is typical in very young children and teens, professional assessments and interventions can help regulate the symptoms.
The commonly seen disruptive behavioural problems in preschool and school-age children are as follows:
Generally, treatment involves a combination of therapies to teach children and teens how to control and express feelings appropriately. Diagnosing disruptive behaviour disorders requires professional, skilled evaluation.