Conduct Disorders

Conduct Disorder refers to a group of behavioral and emotional problems in youth.  Children and adolescents with this disorder have great difficulty following rules and behaving in a socially acceptable way. 

They are often viewed by other children, adults and social agencies as "bad" or delinquent, rather than mentally ill.  Many factors may contribute to a child developing conduct disorder, including brain damage, child abuse, genetic vulnerability, school failure, and traumatic life experiences.