Disruptive Behavior and Aggression
How do we help to monitor children's disruptive behavior and aggression?
Just as in every other situation, if needed, our child psychiatrist will obtain a comprehensive background from parents or other caregivers. An assessment of the child’s emotional condition is taken. Often, depending on the clinical picture, psychological assessments are applied.
For a diagnosis as reliable as possible, all of the above are very relevant. Since aggression/disruptive behavior is a symptom of an underlying disorder, the main basis of therapy is to cure the disease. Treatment requires all techniques: biological and non-biological psychotherapy, counselling, family therapy, parental counselling, etc.
Early Sign of Destructive Behavior and Violence
Parents often carry children with reports of destructive conduct, outbursts of rage, hostility, defiance, or even anti-social behavior. The behavior of the problem can vary from child to child, It is varying in severity as well. Parents are often unaware of the problem behaviors because they may arise solely in school environments. Moreover, they are often made aware of input obtained from school authorities.
Main triggers in children of aggressive activity and violence
Causes of behavioral problems can range from “acting out” anger or other psychological problems. The child may experience, such as dysfunctional family environments, school bullying, secondary child ostracism, to other causes. This can also be a sign of a true mental disorder.
For example Behavior disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism Spectrum disorder, Intellectual disability, etc. in some psychiatric disorders. A variety of violent actions that can be directed towards oneself or others may be exhibited by the infant.
The triggers of violence can be divided into many categories.
Mood disturbances first do mood problems exist? In their depressive periods, children who are bipolar become violent very often. They’re losing self-control, being impulsive. At the other end of the continuum, when they become depressed. They may become irritable, but violence is less common. Moreover, sometimes the irritability and cantankerousness cause children to lash out.
Psychosis Of violence, psychotic disorders can also manifest themselves. Children with schizophrenia, for instance, frequently respond to internal stimuli that can become alarming. Children with schizophrenia sometimes become mistrustful or suspicious, or full-blown psychotic, and because of their own anxiety, they end up striking out.
There can also be violence in children who have difficulties with comprehension (what is now considered intellectual impairment) or speech (including autism). They also do so when kids with these conditions become aggressive. Because they have trouble coping with their anxiety or anger. Moreover, they cannot verbalize their emotions as others do. Aggression may be a form of impulsivity as well.
Impulsivity and then the destructive disorders of conduct are there. Impulsivity and poor decision-making can lead to action that is perceived as aggressive in children with ADHD, the most common of them. The implications of their acts, which can seem callous or cruel when they’re really just not thinking. They are often not understood by these kids.
Conduct Disorder With conduct disorder, aggressiveness, a major component of what it is, is part of the disease matrix.
Children with CD are deliberately aggressive, and the care and prognosis are very distinct, unlike the child who just does not understand the implications of his acts.
Injury and when a kid has frontal lobe damage or some forms of epilepsy, there are also organic causes for violent outbursts. There might be no understandable explanation for the violent episode in these situations, and an explosive component may be available for the episode.
Finally, there are occasions when a child or adolescent violence is triggered by stressors in their situation, and may not indicate an underlying mental disease. But it is important to note that this is fairly uncommon, and it may be a brewing emotional crisis when violence starts to happen on a more regular basis.
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