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What are the traits of children with conduct disorder (CD)?

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Children with conduct disorder may grow up to have problems in daily life with friends or at home. Their ongoing disruptive or violent actions may include bullying, using weapons, destroying property, stealing, and lying.

If you're concerned about your child's behavior, talk with your pediatrician. Early treatment can help and can focus on goals like teaching your child to deal with anger and frustration in ways that are more appropriate.

From: Tantrum Red Flags WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Disruptive Behavior Disorders.”

Northwestern University: “When to Worry About Kids' Temper Tantrums.”

Child Mind Institute: “Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior.”

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology: “Understanding Violent Behavior in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 05, 2019

SOURCES:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Disruptive Behavior Disorders.”

Northwestern University: “When to Worry About Kids' Temper Tantrums.”

Child Mind Institute: “Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior.”

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology: “Understanding Violent Behavior in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 05, 2019

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