Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors in children that last for at least 6 months and cause problems in school, at home and in social situations.  Nearly everyone shows some of these behaviors at times, but behavior disorders are more serious.

Behavioral disorders may involve:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Defiant behavior
  • drug use
  • criminal activity

Behavioral Disorders include: