Conduct Disorder

Neurofeedback for conduct disorder can diminish disruptive behavior, strengthen learning capabilities, and reduce altercations with friends and family members. Parents may be under the false illusion that their child has control over their actions, and this may not always be the case. For a multitude of reasons, a child’s brain may not be able to properly respond to emotions such as fear, anger or shame. 

What is Conduct Disorder?

Conduct disorder is a behavior disorder that causes children or teenagers to have antisocial behavior and disregard basic social standards and rules. It is not uncommon for children and teens to have behavioral problems during their development, however, conduct disorder is usually long-lasting, violates the rights of others and disrupts the child or family’s everyday life. 

Symptoms of Conduct Disorder fall into four general categories: 

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Destructive behavior
  • Deceitful behavior
  • Violation of rules

How Neurofeedback can Help Conduct Disorder

Children and teens with auditory processing difficulties may engage in self-destructive behaviors that align with conduct disorder. The brain is not able to process auditory stimuli which results in impeding elective and divided auditory attention. Auditory Processing Difficulties may make a child or teen incapable of following instructions, possible resulting in disruptive behaviors. 

Additionally, visual processing difficulties play a role in conduct disorders in children and teens. Visual processing difficulties speak to how a child or teenage brain processes visual information. Those suffering from VDP may have difficulties remaining attentive to visual tasks. This causes distraction when visual stimulation is present

Identifying and strengthening auditory processing difficulties and visual processing difficulties in children through the use of neurofeedback may lead to a reduction in problematic behaviors in children in teens yielding improvements both at home and school. 

Benefits of Neurofeedback for Conduct Disorder

Neurofeedback works to create more efficient brainwave connections by learning appropriate brainwave patterns. This type of conditioning will improve the brain’s response to stress, impulsivity, anxiety, and combat negative symptoms associated with conduct disorder.

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