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• Conduct Disorders

Mildred Bailey

Research Paper

Dayton Campus/ Abnormal Psy 2320-90

July 9, 2012

ADHA and Coexisiting Disorders
In this research paper I shall address the issue of Conduct Disorder. There is a link between the following Disorders: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity, Disorder Conduct Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant. The latter are considered to be coexisting conditions of the first. There are actually thought to be intertwined and each with different symptoms that sets them apart along with symptoms which tied them together. It has been determined that diagnosing ADHD and the other coexisting disorders requires a comprehensive evaluation and cannot be done with one single test to provide an accurate diagnosis or treatment.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The most commonly diagnosed behavior disorder in young people. Over one-half of children living with ADHA live with at least one other major mental health condition. Any condition can coexist with, ADHA, gut certain conditions are seen more often including: oppositional defiant disorder (ODD); conduct disorder (OCD): depression, anxiety, and learning disorders (LD).

The combination of mental health conditions often presents extra challenges for the youth and their families. The key for positive treatment outcomes occur with early identification, and the follow-up of a treatment plan. Children and adolescents with ADHD are more likely than children without the disorder to suffer from other mental disorders. About one-half of children with ADHD suffer with ODD; about one-quarter suffer with conduct disorder. Left untreated they are at risk for substance abuse.

References:
Beedle, D.D., & McGovern, M.P. (December 1998). "Diagnosis and treatment of...
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