Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behaviour Disorders

Attention-deficit and disruptive behaviour disorders affect children in various negative ways, including constant bad behavior, tantrums, problems with authority figures and other forms of disruptive behaviours. Beyond the symptoms of these disorders, there are many other negative side effects that may come about as a result of the disorder. Because of these risks, if the symptoms are seen, treatment should be sought. On GoMentor.com you can find therapists who offer modern online therapy for attention-deficit and disruptive behaviour disorders, but before going into that, here is a breakdown of the different types of disorders that center around behavior and attentiveness.

Types of Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behaviour Disorders 

These are the basic types of attention-deficit and disruptive behaviour disorders.


  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  - There are various sub-types of this disorder, but they center around an inability to stay focused and hyper-activity.
  • Conduct Disorder  - When bad behavior gets seriously out of control and continues for a long period, interfering with life, it may be sign of conduct disorder.
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Constant tantrums and angry or disruptive behaviors like arguing with authority figures may be a sign of oppositional defiant disorder.
  • Unspecified Disruptive Behavior Disorder - When a child exhibits symptoms from two of more of the behavioral disorders mentioned above but it can't be narrowed down, it is called unspecified disruptive behavior disorder.

Symptoms of Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behaviour Disorders 

The symptoms are going to vary depending on the exact type of disorder, but they generally include some or all of the following.


  • Continual bad behavior that lasts for a long time and affects other aspects of a family's life may be a sign of an attention-deficit or disruptive behavior disorder.
  • Tantrums and out of control behavior are other signs that a disruptive behaviour disorder may be a problem.
  • Problems with authority figures that occur over and over again may be an indicator of a disorder.
  • Inability to pay attention and a lack of follow through when given instructions also point to an attention-deficit disorder.
  • Anti-social and criminal behavior are signs of a more serious disorder.
  • Substance abuse is frequently found in people who have problems with attention-deficit or disruptive behaviour disorders.
  • Running away from home frequently is another symptom of a behaviour disorder.

As mentioned, depending on the specific type of disorder present, the symptoms are going to vary, but they are all serious. There are also other risks associated with attention-deficit and behavior disorders.

Treatment for Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behaviour Disorders 

The treatment is going to be different according to the exact type of disorder present, but it generally should consist of therapy and counseling. The online therapy for attention-deficit and disruptive behaviour disorders available here at GoMentor.com combines trained therapists who specialize in these disorders with the communication power of the Internet. Behavior therapy should play a big role in the overall treatment for these disorders, and that is available here as well. The trained therapists here at GoMentor.com specialize in various behavioral disorders, including ADHD and conduct disorder. Before letting an attention-deficit or disruptive behaviour disorder take control, get the guidance and support you need.

Definition of Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behaviour Disorders

Attention-deficit and disruptive behaviour disorders is a disorder that results in attention problems and continual disruptive behavior. Symptoms include anti-social behavior, substance abuse, inattentiveness, criminal activity, as well as other physical and psychological difficulties. Counseling and guided therapy by those specializing in behavior disorders is recommended for treatment.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behaviour Disorders

  • Continual bad behavior
  • Tantrums
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Problems with authority figures
  • Inability to pay attention
  • Lack of follow through
  • Organization problems
  • Anti-social behavior
  • Criminal activity
  • Substance abuse
  • Running away
  • Lying

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