A GUIDE TO CONDUCT DISORDER. BY MAYA MAHLER. TABLE OF CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION (3) GLOSSARY (4-6) PODCAST SCRIPTS (7) THINGS THAT CAN HELP (8-9) THINGS TO AVOID (10-11) A WORD GAME (12-13) RESOURCES & READINGS (14-15) REFERENCES (16). ©2008 MSMahler, University of Pittsburgh.
BY MAYA MAHLER
©2008 MSMahler, University of Pittsburgh
Hello! My name is Maya Mahler, and I am a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. In one of my Psychology classes this semester, we were asked to become highly knowledgeable about a disorder that is of interest to us. So, for the last fourteen weeks, I have spent a significant amount of time learning about a childhood and teen disorder known as “Conduct Disorder.” One of our assignments was to make a guide for friends and family of those who are struggling with our assigned disorder. This is that guide. In the following pages, I hope that you will find information that will give you, your family, and your friends hope about the future of your loved ones. Conduct Disorder is, without a doubt, a difficult disorder to live with, for all those involved. However, as you are about to find out, there is a lot that can be done for the teen, the family, and the school, to help ensure a typical adulthood. I have included a glossary of words you may hear doctors and therapists say in reference to the disorder. I have also given a link to two podcasts I have recorded. These podcasts, or online radio broadcasts, are geared toward parents of a child with Conduct Disorder or teens and children who are coping with a peer who has the disorder. Furthermore, you will read about some “do’s and don’ts” for working with a child or teen who has Conduct Disorder. Finally, you can look at some websites and books that I have included for further reading! I would like to stress that the most important thing to do when you feel your son or daughter may have Conduct Disorder is take them to a doctor. Early intervention is the best way to help him/her get better and cope with situations differently as an adult. I hope you find this guide helpful. Thank you for taking the time to use this resource!
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Use words from the podcasts about conduct disorder or mental illness to unscramble the words below. Some of them are more than one word!
2.basekngielurr breaking rules
4.hokcssliop skip school
6.roepulpthe hurt people
15.oerfuootufon one out of four
- go to “find support”, then “child and teen support” to find some links for children, teens, and parents. This includes some sites where teens can talk with other teens about their feelings.
For siblings and teens:
Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (text revision). Washington,
comprehensive textbook (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.