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Symptoms Of Child Behaviour Disorder

By Puruvi Sirohi Singh Tara

A certain amount of defiance and aggression is expected from all the children. It is the part and parcel of their growing up and can be blamed equally on the raging hormones in their body. However, some child behavioural disorders and its symptoms need to be taken care of. Let's find out today in this article.

This is when the child needs to be considered for a check-up to find out if he has a behavioural problem that needs a treatment, as it might cause hindrance in their normal growth patterns.

How To Stop Your Child's Aggressive Behaviour

Psychological problems can manifest themselves in the form of habits, behaviour, emotional, decline in physical or mental functions. Behaviour disorders are only a sub division of psychological problems which deals with the study and classification of behaviour related changes in the child’s developmental cycle.

When a child regularly shows disruptive or unsteady behaviour patterns that hinder his performance at home, school or other social circumstances, it is the time for you to consult a psychologist as he may be suffering from behavioural disorders.

The treatment for child behavioural disorders can be easily managed in the developmental years without it leaving an impact on the future of the child.

Some of the most common child behavioural disorders and its symptoms are explained below. Treatment for child’s behavioural disorders can be done through therapies such as behaviour modification therapies and relaxation techniques, as they have shown remarkable improvement, but it is highly advisable to consult a doctor before taking medical treatment.


In this child behavioural disorder and its symptoms the child exhibits inattentiveness which is not consistent with his age and development level. It mostly starts in early developmental years and symptoms shown by the child are inattentiveness, impulsiveness and over activity. Boys are more prone to ADHD than girls in their developmental years.

II Conduct Disorder

Conduct disorder is one of the most common child behavioural disorder and its symptoms are:

Frequent refusal to obey parents

Repeated truancy

Tendency to use abusive substances such as alcohol

Physically abusive

Lack of empathy

Sadistic abusive behaviour towards people and other beings.

Frequent lying

Criminal tendency

Tendency to run away from home

Suicidal tendencies in some

The child suffering from ODD are generally coined as bad kids in the society because of their delinquent behaviour patterns. This disorder is also more prominent in boys as compared to girls.

III Oppositional Defiant Disorder

This is the most common child behaviour disorder and its symptoms can exhibit itself under the age of 12yrs in most of the children. Some typical patterns of behaviour followed in ODD are:

Irritated, angry and annoyed behaviour

Temper tantrums

Defying rules

Low self esteem and frustration threshold

Frequent arguments with elders

Deliberation to annoy others

Blaming others easily for all wrong doings

Like all behavioural disorders, there are more cases of boys of ODD than girls.

IV Intermittent Explosive Disorder

IED can be signified by child’s episodic exhibition of anger and aggression especially in late childhood and adolescence. The disorder is characterized by following behaviours:

Low tolerance


Easily angry or annoyed

Verbal or physical aggression

Road rage

Getting into fights easily

Destructive behaviour.

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Story first published: Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:28 [IST]
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