Conduct disorder is often first seen in childhood and is a psychological disorder, which unveils a pattern of poor behaviour and anti-social behaviour. The disorder often leads onto antisocial personality disorders in adulthood. Those displaying conduct disorders often care little about those around them and show a distinct lack of respect to others in general. However, there is help available if you have, or know someone who has conduct disorder.
Conduct disorder occurs when a child or adolescent displays long-term behavioural problems. In some cases, a teenager may take illicit drugs or use aggressive and defiant behaviour. There are also cases where the adolescent may involve himself or herself in criminal activity. Talking back to their parents and being generally rude, particularly to their elders, is another sign of conduct disorder.
Do you have a child with conduct disorder? Help is available. You might qualify for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit and other benefits offered by the Canadian government.
Conduct disorder is believed to be derived from neurological factors, individual factors, family problems, toxic upbringing and peer influences. The causes may differ wildly depending on the age of the adolescent. Often youths with a low intelligence quotients or poor cognitive functions are vulnerable to develop conduct disorder.
Conduct disorder has been associated with many factors including child abuse, drug-addicted parents, toxic upbringing and constant family conflicts. Some studies even cite exposure to horror movies or slash flicks can have a negative effect on patients who have the disability of conduct disorder.
Symptoms for a patient suffering from conduct disorder include:
- Low remorse or guilt after acting badly or committing a misdeed
- Callous disregard for others
- Lack of care regarding performance at school
- Show little emotion toward others except superficial (or shallow) emotions
- Tendency to commit crime
- May live in poverty or a run-down neighbourhood
It is generally more common for boys to have conduct disorder. The disability can also lead to problems in later life such as bipolar disorder or manic depression.
Disability Tax Credits for Conduct Disorder
Do you have a child who suffers from conduct disorder? Do you know someone who has this disability? If so, you may be eligible for disability tax credits and benefits from the Canadian government under the category of mental functions. Contact HandyTax today to discuss your unique case!