Juvenile Behavior

What is Young Adult Conduct Disorder? (+18)

Many mental health problems tend to emerge in late childhood or early adolescence. It is a complicated stage in young adults who must face multiple challenges that have to do with their physical, cognitive, sexual development, etc. These changes can generate in the young person a series of emotions and feelings that may be difficult for him to manage. In other cases, a series of stressful facts or events occur in the environment of the young adult (for example, parental divorce, death of a close relative, etc.) that consequently cause them to suffer, presenting difficulties in adapting to a new or different reality.

It is for all this that sometimes parents may need help or advice from different professionals to guide them about what is normal and what is not with respect to the development of their child. For example, we could say that disobedience behaviors are part of the normal development of a person. However, disobedience will be considered "problematic" depending on its frequency, variety of contexts in which it appears (home, training center, work), severity, and duration.

In most cases, when we talk about a hospital admission, both parents and relatives have first tried different therapies, both psychological and psychiatric.

Tipos de conducta en jóvenes


  • Conduct personality disorder. 
  • Emotional instability personality disorder. Impulsive type.
  • Psychotic disorders.
  • Mental and behavioral disorders due to the use of one or multiple drugs.
  • Eating disorder.
  • Mild or moderate mental retardation.

Youth Conduct Disorder - Questions and Answers

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  • Absences at the training center. Failures in the responsibility of doing homework. Lies to your parents. Sometimes it is the first symptom that the young person shows and the parents find out about it late through the tutors.
  • Abandonment of usual friendships and association with marginal people.
  • Initiation of regular drug use.
  • Sometimes he stole from his own parents to, among other things, pay for drugs.
  • Very low tolerance for frustration or punishment.
  • Escapes from home, especially when parents or guardians enforce compliance with certain rules and schedules.
  • Threats of violence against his own family and taking action. This is what leads many parents to report the young person.
  • The young person also sometimes threatens to harm himself or even commit suicide.
  • Identity issues. Feelings of emptiness.
  • Eating disorder, especially in females. Self-referential experiences and ideas of harm and control that lead to true psychotic behavior. The young person feels that they are being watched, followed and controlled, and they act accordingly.
  • Lack of awareness of illness or problem. Often the young person blames or blames everything on his family. This entails the inabilityd to accept treatment of any kind, to take psychopharmacological treatment when prescribed or to accept hospitalization voluntarily.

Adjustment disorders are a response to stress.
There is not a single direct link between the stressful event and the reaction to it.
Young people have different temperaments, different experiences, different degrees of vulnerability, and different ways of coping with difficult events.
Their stage of development and the ability of their support system to meet their specific stress-related needs are factors that may contribute to their reactions to a particular stressful situation.

  • Pharmacological containment and support psychotherapy when the young adult does not accept admission, which happens frequently.
  • Once the young adult's compliance is achieved, the usual steps begin, beginning with regulation of the sleep-wake rhythm. Sometimes with hypnotic medication but above all with the regulation of schedules. It is common for the young person to reverse the sleep rhythm. That is, he sleeps during the day and stays awake at night.
  • Balanced diet. We sometimes monitor weights in our suspected anorexia patients.
  • Support classes. This measure is one of our pillars. We have a trainer with a lot of experience in achieving reinsertion in the formative interest.
  • Occupational therapy. They participate in our workshops on drawing, cooking, gardening, etc.
  • Healthy lifestyle activities.
  • Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Our psychologists also have extensive experience with this type of case.
  • Pharmacological therapy when required. Psychoeducation. Support psychotherapy. This activity is carried out by.


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