Conduct disorder consists of a group of socially unacceptable disruptive and aggressive behaviors. These type of behaviors usually begin during childhood or adolescence, though they can appear at any age. People with conduct disorder may behave confidently but can act in inappropriate ways without feeling remorse. To outside observers, people with conduct disorder appear badly behaved and careless, but the condition is a mental health concern.
People with conduct disorder are usually aggressive and refuse to follow the rules. They can be difficult to control and act without thinking about moral consequences. It is possible that someone with conduct disorder may harm others, and excessive drug or alcohol use is also a common concern. The symptoms can be mild, severe or moderate.
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