Conduct Disorder

This paper gives a broad overview of conduct disorder as it relates to juveniles.

Studies performed by Brandenburg and others suggest that 6 to 10 percent of school-age adolescents show signs of conduct disorder and that 25 to 50 percent of juveniles with conduct disorder become antisocial adults. This paper provides an overview of conduct disorder in young people. It looks at symptoms, nature and nurture factors that contribute to conduct disorder, as well as treatment options.
“School remains an immeasurable source of influence in juvenile behavior. Children spend as much time interacting in school relationships as they do in family relationships. Curriculum that is designed for the “normal” student may not be effective with those affected by Conduct Disorder. Also, the same problem with discipline exists with school relationships as it does with family relationships (Hallahan, 234).”