Disruptive Behaviors and Aggression
Aggression, Antisocial behavior, Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Conduct disorder, Conduct problems, Disruptive behavior, Disruptive behavior disorders, Hyperactivity, Inattention, Oppositional defiant disorder, Oppositionality, Property violations, Status violations
Encyclopedia of Adolescence
Disruptive behaviors in adolescents can be grouped broadly into four categories: (1) inattention, (2) hyperactivity and impulsivity, (3) oppositionality and defiance, and (4) conduct problems and antisocial behaviors including aggression. Some of these behaviors at low levels are normative at certain ages. However, these behaviors are considered problematic when the individual experiences impairment due to the chronic nature of the symptoms. Both typical and problematic manifestations of disruptive behaviors are discussed. Further, the developmental progression and known sex differences in disruptive behaviors are elucidated. Finally, causes of and treatments for disruptive behavior disorders are presented. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Psychology
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Hartung, C. M.; Lefler, E. K.; and Fedele, D. A., "Disruptive Behaviors and Aggression" (2011). Faculty Publications. 1870.