Adjustment Disorder with Disturbance of Conduct - Causes - GoMentor

Adjustment Disorder with Disturbance of Conduct

Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conductSome people are able to cope well with stressful, life changing events that occur, but others find themselves overwhelmed and start to exhibit the symptoms associated with conduct disorder. While heredity is thought to play a role in this disorder, there are other causes as well. Typically, people who have this type of adjustment disorder also have other emotional problems in their life. The online therapy and counselling offered with GoMentor 24/7 can help a person with all aspects of their life. Acting out to deal with stress is not healthy and can lead to serious trouble with the law.

Causes of Adjustment Disorder with Disturbance of Conduct 

As mentioned, genetics may play a small role in whether or not people develop adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct, but there are other physical and psychological symptoms as well. Certain areas of the brain may affect whether or not someone develops this disorder, but the exact locations and causes are not yet known. As with other adjustment disorders the major cause is related to a stressful, life changing event. This is what distinguishes this disorder from other conduct disorders.

Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder with Disturbance of Conduct

Some of the major signs that may occur after a big, stressful event in a person's life include avoidance of family and friends, poor performance in life, as well as reckless driving and other aggressive behaviour. Generally, any anti-social behavior that occurs after a stressful event in a person's life may be a sign of adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct. If not treated, the symptoms may go away when the stress from a situation diminishes, but there are chances that other mental disorders could develop. In addition, a person may find themselves in trouble with the authorities if they act out in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Fighting
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Ignoring bills
  • Avoiding family and friends
  • Poor performance in life
  • Vandalism

Treatment for Adjustment Disorder with Disturbance of Conduct

Here at, online therapy not only deals with the many symptoms of this adjustment disorder, it also targets the cause of the problems. The professionals at GoMentor 24/7 teach people valuable life skills that can help them learn to deal with stressful situations without resorting to negative behaviour like fighting, reckless driving or worse. Aggressive behaviour can have a negative effect on a person's life, which is why it is important that treatment includes methods to deal with stress before it gets out of hand.

If you or another person have suicidal thoughts or are in some way a hazard to your own health, then you should not use GoMentor.These resources can help you with immediate assistance.

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