Treatments of Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children
Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
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ISSN: 2167-1044

Commentary - (2022)Volume 11, Issue 4

Treatments of Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children

Stephen G. Weller*
*Correspondence: Stephen G. Weller, Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Email:

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Disruptive Behaviour Disorders (DBD) can have a significant influence on a child's day-to-day activities. Non - cooperative and belligerent conduct is common in children with disruptive behavior disorders. Their attitudes toward authority persons range from apathy to animosity. Their actions have a significant influence on others in their immediate environment, including instructors, students, and family members. Another or unidentified disrupted, emotion, and conduct disorder (formerly known as disruptive behavior disorder), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and conduct disorder are the most frequent forms of disruptive behavior disorders. These behavioral issues can make adolescents obstinate, difficult, disrespectful, and irritated. Children with conduct problems exhibit the same responses to authoritative people as children without conduct disorder, but they also have a predisposition to be physically violent and deliberately and knowingly violate others' rights. The degree, intensity, and intentionality of the child's conduct are the key variations between these diseases. Temper tantrums, external aggression such as trying to attack other children, inordinate argumentativeness, attempting to steal, and other forms of defiance or resistance to authority are among the simple and easy to identify of all coexisting conditions because they involve behaviors that are readily visible such as temper tantrums, violent behavior such as attacking other young children, excessive rudeness, stealing, and other forms of defiance or opposition to leadership. These disorders, which include ODD and CD, usually come to light when they impede student achievement or family and peer interactions, and they tend to worsen with time.

Many youngsters exhibit exceedingly tough and demanding behaviors that are not typical of their age group. These issues may be the consequence of one-time pressures in the child's life, or there may be symptoms of more serious conditions.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are the most frequent disruptive behavior disorders. Behavioral problems are more common in boys than in girls. Parent training programs, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, and treatment for linked disorders are all alternatives for treatment.

Disruptive behavior disorders have behaviors that are similar to ADHD, especially when impatience and hyperactivity are present, but ADHD, ODD, and CD are all considered distinct diseases that can arise separately. About a third of all children with ADHD also have ODD, and up to a quarter of them also have CD. Because their rebellious conduct leads to so many disputes with adults and others with whom they interact, children with both diseases have more difficult lives than children with ADHD alone. Early detection and therapy, on the other hand, may improve the child's ability to learn to manage these behaviors.


Oppositional defiant disorder causes children to lose their cool. Adults are eager to dispute with them about rules and demands. They are more be uncooperative, ag rue ov er trivial matters, refuse to obey regulations, purposefully upset others, and become quickly irritated by others. Any of these behaviors can be displayed by anyone. Oppositional defiant disorder affects children more frequently than other children their age. They are more to get into fights with their classmates on a regular basis. They are also frequently subjected to school punishment.

Treatment for disruptive behavior disorders

It is critical to begin therapy as soon as possible. Treatment is most successful when it is tailored to the child's and family's individual requirements. The first step toward therapy is to speak with a medical professional. To achieve the appropriate diagnosis, a full assessment by a mental health expert may be required. Some symptoms of behaviour difficulties, such as failing to obey school rules, may be connected to learning issues that require extra assistance. The most evidence-based treatment for younger children is parent behaviour therapy training, in which a therapist assists the parent in learning effective methods to build the parent-child connection and respond to the child's behaviour. A mix of instruction and counselling that includes the children, the family, and the school is a commonly used successful treatment for school-age children and adolescents.


The children hava a concurrent ODD or CD diagnosis, and well-planned classroom behavioural approaches in his mainstream classroom have been ineffectual; this may lead to the decision to place him in a special classroom at school that is set up for more extensive behaviour control. Schools, on the other hand, are required to teach children in a mainstream classroom if at all practicable, as well as to examine the child's educational programme and evaluate the suitability of his placement regularly basis. The child has been treated with 2 or more types of stimulants and his aggressive symptoms are the same or worse, his pediatrician may choose to reevaluate the situation and replace the stimulant with other medications. If stimulant medication alone led to some but not enough improvement, his pediatrician may continue to prescribe stimulants in combination with one of these other agents.

Author Info

Stephen G. Weller*
Department of Psychiatry, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Citation: Weller SG (2022) Treatments of Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children. J Dep Anxiety. 11:455.

Received: 04-Apr-2022, Manuscript No. JDA-22-17252; Editor assigned: 07-Apr-2022, Pre QC No. JDA-22-17252 (PQ); Reviewed: 21-Apr-2022, QC No. JDA-22-17252; Revised: 27-Apr-2022, Manuscript No. JDA-22-17252 (R); Published: 04-May-2022, DOI: 10.35248/ 2167-1044.22.11.455

Copyright: © 2022 Weller SG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.