Behavioural disorders in children.
What is a disorder?
What are Behavioural Disorders?
Behavioural disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviours in children that last for at least 6 months and cause problems in school, at home and in social situations.
Behavioural disorders may involve:
- Defiant behaviour
- drug use
- criminal activity
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Conduct Disorder
What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that can cause above-normal levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviours. People with ADHD may also have trouble focusing their attention on a single task or sitting still for long periods of time.
A wide range of behaviours is associated with ADHD. Some of the more common ones include:
- having trouble focusing or concentrating on tasks
- being forgetful about completing tasks
- being easily distracted
- having difficulty sitting still
- interrupting people while they’re talking
What causes ADHD?
Research suggests that a reduction in dopamine is a factor in ADHD. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that helps move signals from one nerve to another. It plays a role in triggering emotional responses and movements.
Also suggests a structural difference in the brain. Findings indicate that people with ADHD have less gray matter volume. Gray matter includes the brain areas that help with:
- muscle control
Treatment for ADHD typically includes behavioural therapies, medication, or both.
Types of therapy include psychotherapy or talk therapy. With talk therapy, you or your child will discuss how ADHD affects your life and ways to help you manage it.
Another therapy type is behavioural therapy. This therapy can help you or your child with learning how to monitor and manage your behaviour.
Medication can also be very helpful.
For children or for adults it is very important to identify the behavioural pattern and come up with the solutions accordingly. It badly affects the school curriculum, work and even hurt parents. If the kid is suffering from behavioural disorder then being with them and giving emotional support is necessary.