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July 17, 2015

Helping Girls With Conduct Disorder

Girls with Conduct Disorder

shutterstock_71027956Does your daughter skip school, display verbal or physical hostility, bully animals or people, lie or steal or destroy property?  Conduct Disorder is a condition of recurring violations of social norms and others’ rights and distinguishes between a teen’s typical acting out and major misbehavior.

Conduct disorder (CD) is a mental disorder diagnosed in childhood or adolescence that presents itself through a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate norms are violated. These behaviors are often referred to as “antisocial behaviors.” It is often seen as the precursor to antisocial personality disorder, which is not diagnosed until the individual is 18 years old

Minnesota Girls Academy Can Help Your Girl Recover from Conduct Disorder

Without treatment, your girl might find himself faced with issues of juvenile delinquency and misconduct with school or even legal authorities.  She might be found responsible for behavioral actions that are out of her control.

Studies have indicated a preliminary link between different brain functions and lowered levels of compassion shown by those experiencing conduct disorders. Treatment for Conduct Disorders focuses on breaking the patterns that reinforce bad behavior.  Unlike other disorders, Conduct Disorder therapy can include the parents as well as your teen.  There is no distinct resolution to Conduct Disorder, but many programs include guiding parents to more effectively discipline and reward positive behavior in an attempt to shatter the cycle of bad actions leading to more bad actions.

Your daughter with conduct disorder will be presented with new challenges until ultimately she is ready to return home from our program, fully able to once again enjoy family and friends. If you’ve reached your wits’ end with your girl with conduct disorder, please call us at (888) 683-7007.