Conduct disorder in children and adolescents is characterized by inappropriate behaviors that infringe on the rights of others and violate behavioral expectations. Behaviors can include aggressiveness, destructive acts, violence, stealing, lying, truancy, and running away from home. It is not uncommon for children and teens to have behavioral problems during their development; however, conduct disorder is usually long-lasting and disruptive in day-to-day life.
Benefits of Neurofeedback for Conduct Disorder
Neurofeedback for conduct disorder can help diminish disruptive behavior, strengthen learning capabilities, and reduce interpersonal difficulties by training the brain for an improved quality of life. 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.
Unlike medication, neurofeedback causes minimal to no side effects. The most commonly reported side effect is a feeling of tiredness after a session.