The signs to look out for are:
- If the child or young person continues to behave badly for several months or longer, is repeatedly being disobedient, defiant and aggressive
- If their behaviour is out of the ordinary, and seriously breaks the rules accepted in their home and school. This is much more than ordinary childish mischief or adolescent rebelliousness.
Behaviour problems and conduct disorders can have a significant impact on the quality of life of children and young people and their parents and carers. Behaviour problems and conduct disorders can lead to impulsive, and often anti-social behaviour.