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what is distrubtive behavior disorder in kids?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Disruptive behavior disorders include two similar disorders: oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD). Common symptoms occurring in children with these disorders include: defiance of authority figures, angry outbursts, and other antisocial behaviors such as lying and stealing. It is felt that the difference between oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder is in the severity of symptoms and that they may lie on a continuum often with a developmental progression from ODD to CD with increasing age.

    Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) refers to a recurrent pattern of negative, defiant, disobedient and hostile behavior toward authority figures lasting at least six months. To be diagnosed with ODD four (or more) of the following symptoms must be present:

    often loses temper;

    often argues with adults,

    often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults' requests or rules;

    often deliberately annoys people;

    often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior;

    is often touchy or easily annoyed by others;

    is often angry and resentful; and

    is often spiteful or vindictive.

    These behaviors must be exhibited more frequently than in other children of the same age and must cause significant impairment in social, academic or occupational functioning to warrant the diagnosis.

    Conduct disorder (CD) involves more serious behaviors including aggression toward people or animals, destruction of property, lying, stealing and skipping school. The behaviors associated with CD are often described as delinquency. Children exhibiting these behaviors should receive a comprehensive evaluation.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    thoughts or expressions of homicide, suicide. torturing animals. rape. assaulting others unprovoked or initiating fights for the joy of hurting others. i could go on and on i use to work in this field and it was very hared to deal with emotional because the children honestly did not want to be this way most cant help it:(

    Source(s): QRCCP, med tec, phlebotomist
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Oh come on.... get on a bus and witness it first hand.

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