Psychology psychology. Behavioral problems.

What do we call a behavioral problem?


Behavioral problems in adolescents refer to rebellious, conflictive and socially unacceptable behaviors that, as in children, are observable, measurable and modifiable. However, a teenage child does not have to be synonymous with a conflictive and rebellious child.


What are What are the characteristics of a conduct disorder?


Children or adolescents with conduct disorders have behaviors of defiance to authority figures, confrontations with adults or peers, episodes of physical or verbal aggression. They tend to lose their temper easily, get upset or angry for anything. They are very argumentative, they bother others. They do not accept rules or no for an answer.

At worst, they may become frequently involved in fights - often starting them themselves - or engage in aggressive or harassing behavior toward others. They may damage the property of others through destructive behavior or theft.


What attitudes should parents be alerted to?


If parents observe that their children tend to get into conflicts with peers or confront teachers, are often sullen or moody, have defiant responses, or try to break the rules established at school or at home, they should be alerted to the possibility that their child has a behavior problem that needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately.


Is family commitment essential?


It is essential in the detection of problems, in the coordination of the help your child needs, such as talking to teachers and gathering the information they can provide, seeking help from professional specialists, and in the subsequent follow-up. Parents will also need help and advice to be able to act in the most appropriate way at all times.


At what ages can they be detected?


A conduct disorder can be detected from early childhood, although the treatment may be different at each age. The most critical age in adolescence is between 13-17 years of age.