CONDUCT DISORDERS

These are defined as repetitive and persistent behaviours that violate societal norms.

Children present with;

  • Truancy
  • Drug abuse
  • Defiance of authority
  • Stealing
  • Excessive lying
  • Running away from home
  • aggressiveness
  • Involvement in criminal activities. Such children often have a background of family
    disharmony.

Management

  • Behaviour modification
  • Mentorship recreation programmes
  • Involvement family and other relevant authorities.
  • Sometimes it may be necessary to resort to legal sanctions