Behavioral disorders: doubts, diagnosis and treatment

Written by: Nuria Blanco Piñero
Published: | Updated: 01/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is conduct disorder?

Behavioral disorders as any deviation from the childish behavior that hinders the normal development of the child are considered, and / or in violation of their adaptation to different contexts where it grows daily.

As usual, these disorders are characterized by disruptive and far from what is expected for the evolutionary time when the child in question is behavior.


What types of behavioral disorders exist?

Conduct disorder can be a disease per se or be linked to other diseases.

Many of the behavioral alterations attending the consultation of experts in psychology often result from a lack of clear and consistent boundaries in the life of the child. Therefore, it tends to seek satisfaction of their needs without considering the consequences it may have for those around you. In this case, the experts would face an essentially educational problem rather than pathological, although the behavioral manifestation is similar.

Meanwhile, in a large percentage of children with behavioral disorders depressive and anxious grassroots cadres they are appreciated. Young often have difficulty emotional expression something that leads them to take the bad behavior as the way to demonstrate their suffering. Impulsivity, as well as personality trait or as a symptom of other pathological conditions, often a precipitating misbehavior.

Finally, empathic difficulties and / or links can be found on the basis of such problems. If these gaps evolve into a lack of guilt, behavioral prognosis is worse picture.


What might be the causes of these disorders?

Depending on what has been said in the previous question, you can highlight several possible etiologies: educational, organic and / or linked to the development and affective.


How is conduct disorder diagnosed?

Behavior problems are often detected relatively soon, since little difficult adaptation to different contexts of development. However, early interventions are usually carried out from these contexts. It will be the failure of those actions that help physicians with the ability to target more specific interventions requested.


What is the treatment of conduct disorder?

Depending on the aetiology, treatment that arises will be pharmacological, psychotherapeutic court or a combination of both.

In those disorders of organic and / or origin linked to impulsivity, the first treatment of choice is pharmacological. On the other hand, if education is cut and / or relational, intervention will be more familiar behavioral and psychological.

In the case of affective pictures, treatment is usually combined. Family intervention is customary and necessary, since this type of guys / girls usually generates a high level of structuring group to specify its renewal.

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 Nuria Blanco Piñero

By Nuria Blanco Piñero

Nuria Blanco Piñero has a degree in psychology, doctor with the qualification of Class Honours Cum Laude. He teaches as Associate Professor at the University of Seville. It has also trained in Behavior Therapy and Care for Dependent Caregiver. Title of European Psychotherapist Europsy

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