Disruptive Disorders

All children at some point will act out in certain behaviours - fear, anger, excitement, and even anxiety can be normal responses to many situations in a child’s life. As children grow and change, so do their actions and reactions, and with growing maturity comes a better ability to manage emotions. But how do you distinguish between “normal” responses and behaviours in children and teens, and those behaviours that are perhaps beyond regular, everyday feelings and situations? Disruptive Disorders are a set of disorders where children and teens display patterns of hostile, defiant, and at times violent responses to any type of authority figure. The behaviour is common and disruptive, and if you feel your child may have some of these types of disorders, it might be time to reach out to a professional for help. They can help you evaluate and distinguish between age-appropriate actions and responses in your child, vs a possible mental health disorder causing the behavioral issue. The topic of parenting is wide and broad, with many differing opinions on everything from nutrition, to discipline, to sleep, to family values, and education - the list goes on. If you are parenting a child with identified disruptive behavioural issues, your approach to these topics may need to change, or you may need the help and support of friends, family, or medical professionals.

You are not alone. Connect with others who may be going through the same thing, find professional help and resources near you. The Kinjunxion community is here to help.

Resources in ,


Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Evidence-Based Practice for Assessment and Intervention

Schools often resort to ineffective, punitive interventions for the 10% of K-8 students whose challenging behavior interferes with their own and their classmates' learning. This book fills a crucial need by describing ways to provide meaningful supports to students with disruptive behavior disorders. Prominent authority Frank M. Gresham weaves together current research, assessment and intervention guidelines, and illustrative case studies. He reviews a broad range of evidence-based practices and offers recommendations for selecting, implementing, and evaluating them within a multi-tiered framework. Coverage includes school- and home-based approaches, multicomponent programs, prevention strategies, and social skills training.

Handbook of Disruptive Behavior Disorders

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide the researcher, clinician, teacher and student in all mental health fields with comprehensive coverage of Disruptive Behavior Disorders (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder). With over 50 contributors and 2600 references, this Handbook is the most complete resource available on this important topic.

A Teacher’s Guide to Understanding the Disruptive Behaviour Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder

The book A Teacher’s Guide to Understanding the Disruptive Behaviour Disorders is a book that is designed to help teachers who may be confronted with disruptive behaviours in their classroom. Teacher often complain of being unprepared to deal with disruptive behaviours. They experience frustration when they are unable to carry out the teaching/learning process in an effective manner as a result of disruptive behaviours. This book seeks to provide a guide to teachers understanding and dealing effectively with disruptive behaviours in the classroom. This knowledge will help to relieve their stress and frustration often experienced when they have to deal with disruptive students.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents

The book reviews research and clinical observations on this timely topic. The authors look at attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder, all of which are common among youths and often share similar symptoms of impulse control problems.

The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders

A definitive reference to the policies and practices for treating disruptive and impulse-control disorders, edited by renowned experts The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders offers a comprehensive overview that integrates the most recent and important scholarship and research on disruptive and impulse-control disorders in children and adolescents. Each of the chapters includes a summary of the most relevant research and knowledge on the topic and identifies the implications of the findings along with important next directions for research. Designed to be practical in application, the text explores the applied real-world value of the accumulated research findings, and also includes policy implications and recommendations. The handbook address the nature and definition of the disorders, the risk factors associated with the development and maintenance of this cluster of disorders, the assessment processes, as well as the evidence-based treatment and prevention practices. The volume incorporates information from the ICD-11, a newly revised classification system, along with the recently published DSM-5. This important resource: Contains a definitive survey that integrates the most recent and important research and scholarship on disruptive and impulse-control disorders in children and adolescents Emphasizes the applied real-world value of the accumulated research findings Explores policy implications and recommendations to encourage evidence-based practice Examines the nature and definition, risk factors, assessment, and evidence-based practice; risk factors are subdivided into child, family, peer group, and broader context Considers changes, advances, and controversies associated with new and revised diagnostic categories Written for researchers, clinicians, and professionals in the field, The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders offers an up-to-date review of the most authoritative scholarship and research on disruptive and impulse-control disorders in children and adolescents as well as offering recommendations for practice.

Developmental Pathways to Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders

Developmental Pathways to Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders provides essential understanding on how disruptive behavior disorder (DBD) is characterized, its early markers and etiology, and the empirically-based treatment for the disorder. The book covers features and assessment of various DBDs, including oppositional-defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and antisocial personality disorder, the psychological markers of externalizing problems, such as irritability and anger, common elements of effective evidence-based treatments for DBD for behavioral treatments, cognitive therapies, and family and community therapies. A final section discusses new and emerging insights in the prevention and treatment of DBD. Provides a critical foundation for understanding how disruptive behavior disorder (DBD) is defined Looks at early markers and etiology of DBD Goes beyond the surface-level treatment provided by other books, offering in-depth coverage of various DBDs, such as oppositional-defiant disorder and antisocial personality disorder Examines the causal factors and developmental pathways implicated in DBD Includes cutting-edge insights into the prevention of DBD prior to the emergence of symptoms

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Aggressive behavior among children and adolescents has confounded parents and perplexed professionals—especially those tasked with its treatment and prevention—for countless years. As baffling as these behaviors are, however, recent advances in neuroscience focusing on brain development have helped to make increasing sense of their complexity. Focusing on their most prevalent forms, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorders advances the understanding of DBD on a number of significant fronts. Its neurodevelopmental emphasis within an ecological approach offers links between brain structure and function and critical environmental influences and the development of these specific disorders. The book's findings and theories help to differentiate DBD within the contexts of normal development, non-pathological misbehavior and non-DBD forms of pathology. Throughout these chapters are myriad implications for accurate identification, effective intervention and future cross-disciplinary study. Key issues covered include: Gene-environment interaction models. Neurobiological processes and brain functions. Callous-unemotional traits and developmental pathways. Relationships between gender and DBD. Multiple pathways of familial transmission. Disruptive Behavior Disorders is a groundbreaking resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, psychiatry, educational psychology, prevention science, child mental health care, developmental psychology and social work.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children

Children and teenagers who present with externalizing disorders such as conduct disorder or impulse control disorder can be incredibly challenging for their parents, teachers, and loved ones. The behaviors of these children can also be vexing for schools and other systems in which they are educated and treated. These children are at increased risk for delinquency, educational problems, and other outcomes, which may negatively impact their lives. These behaviors and the resultant consequences also pose steep costs to our society. This volume will provide those who work with children a description of best practice in diagnosing and treating children with disruptive behavior disorders, including management of risk. It will also address what is evidence-based practice versus ill-informed policy so that those who work, live with and teach children with challenging behaviors can best help them succeed.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Childhood

Inspired by the work of Herbert C. Quay, this book builds on recent theory and research to explore the psychopathology of child and adolescent disruptive behavior disorders. The wide-ranging chapters cover oppositional defiant disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and other subjects. The work provides a rich sample of the sort of scientific activity Dr. Quay encourged, and will encourage researchers to further pursue issues in this fascinating field.

Treating Disruptive Disorders

A Guide to Psychological, Pharmacological, and Combined Therapies

Treating Disruptive Disorders is a practical book for busy clinicians—psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, clinical social workers, and more—as well as students, interns, or residents in the mental health professions. It distills the most important information about combined as well as solitary treatments of a variety of psychological disorders characterized by disruptive behaviors, including those where disruptive aspects are part of core symptoms (like ADHD, ODD, or conduct disorder), and those where disruptive features are commonly associated with core symptoms (like mood, personality, and cognitive/developmental disorders). In addition to an analysis of the best in evidence-based practice and research, the volume also includes brief clinical vignettes to help present the material in an easily accessible, understandable, readable, and relevant format. The chapter authors are experts in the treatment of these disorders and review a wide variety of empirically supported treatments for children, adolescents, and adults.

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), ADHD and the Bipolar Child Under Dsm-5

A Concise Guide for Parents and Professionals

"Kids with DMDD are already in need of treatment, they're just not getting the best treatment that they could be. DMDD shares qualities with ADHD and ODD but also reflects substantial emotional concerns as severe as any bipolar disorder. In this book Dr. Finnerty confronts the popularized notion of "the bipolar child" and offers resources and "less toxic" advice for parents and professionals."--Provided by publisher.

Disruptive Behavior

Development, Psychopathology, Crime, and Treatment

Disruptive behavior is extremely common in normal and clinical populations. This book addresses its development, the newly grouped diagnoses associated with it and their bio-psycho-social causes and treatment. The past decade has seen a great deal of progress in the psychiatric and psychological literature, which has greatly advanced our understanding of these disorders. The book discusses state of the art studies of taxonomy, epidemiology, etiology, and treatment. Each chapter concludes with a thorough discussion of the clinical implications of this new information, exemplified by real case material. A whole chapter is devoted to the forensic implications of this important grouping of disorders. The chapter begins with a discussion of the exemplary cases in the legal literature, providing the clinician and the expert with a concise briefing of the legal underpinnings of these disorders which in essence seek to bring the world of medicine to the world of crime. The final chapter provides a concise summary of all preceeding chapter, summarizing what we have learned and showing the way into the future in terms of basic research, translational research and clinical practice. Sources and resources are provided for clinicians, researchers, teacher, primary care physicians, criminologists, forensic experts and interested lay people.

Eating Disorders

Autoimmune Disorders

Schizoaffective Disorder

Personality Disorder

Autism spectrum disorders

Digestive Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

McMaster Children's Hospital - Pediatric Eating Disorders Program - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 4

Provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment for all new patients with eating problems on an in-patient, out-patient, day-treatment basis. Families and caregivers are integral to the treatment process. Further information is available from the National Eating Disorders Information Centre at 1-866-NEDIC-20 or www.nedic.ca

Halton Healthcare - Mental Health - Eating Disorders Clinic - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Provides services for youth and adults struggling with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa * helps to eliminate or reduce symptoms of their eating disorder and develop adaptive strategies * as a member of Central West Eating Disorder Program (CWEDP), the team works in partnership with Treillis Mental Health and Developmental Services, Trillium Health Partners and William Osler Health System

Services include:
  • psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • individual, group and family counselling
  • nutritional assessment and counselling
  • family support and education

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Seniors Mental Health Unit - West 5th Campus, Harbour East Unit, Level 1, Block E

A 12 bed assessment and treatment unit providing a therapeutic environment to those whose recovery from psychiatric disease is complicated by age-related issues. Programs available are most appropriate for those who present primarily with mood disorders and late-onset psychotic disorders.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Eating Disorder Program - Charlton Campus

Offers an outpatient group program for people with eating disorders.

St. Peter's Hospital - Movement Disorders Clinic

This clinic offers a Neurologist specializing in movement disorders.

Trillium Health Partners - Eating Disorders Treatment Program - Credit Valley Hospital

Inpatient, day patient, transition and outpatient treatment * nutritional rehabilitation, skills acquisition and psychotherapy * support is available for family members and significant others

Halton FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Parent / Caregiver Support Group - No Physical Address

Peer support group for parents and caregivers of children, youths or adults living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
* welcomes new members from Halton, Hamilton and the surrounding areas

ROCK - Danielle's Place - Eating Disorder Support and Resource Centre - Burlington - Brant St

Support individuals who are at-risk of developing an eating disorder and to promote overall physical and mental wellness.

* offer a variety of self-esteem, body image, social skills, and other wellness-based group services for children, youth and their caregivers including:

* ROCK's Girl Talk
* Dove Self-Esteem Project
* Boys ROCK
* Active Parenting
* educational workshops and seminars

* operates under ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) as the lead agency for child and youth mental in Halton and is available to provide therapy for individuals under 18 yrs and their families

Hamilton Health Sciences - Program in Human Genetics - McMaster University Medical Centre, Rm 3N 12-20

Offers an information line to answer questions about genetic disorders such as cancer, Huntington's disease, Spina bifida, and Down's syndrome.

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Nutrition Program

Increases awareness of risks associated with alcohol/drug consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding among urban Aboriginal women through activities for children, support for parents, and a meals-to-go program.

Equilibrium - Mood Disorder Support Group - Oakville

A peer support group for individuals and their families who are affected by a mood disorder and whose main purpose is to gain a better understanding of the illness, to offer non-judgmental support and to share experiences

The focus of monthly meetings is wellness through education and sharing
  • guest speakers include individuals who live with a mood disorder, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and specialists in nutrition and relaxation
  • video presentations by medical specialists or professional documentaries
  • open discussions
  • no registration or membership required
  • all those affected by a mood disorder are welcome
  • refer to the Mental Health Services offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Halton Branch for more information

Horizons Opioid Treatment Service - Burlington Clinic

Clinic offers comprehensive opiate dependence treatment for those with an addiction to opiate based drugs such as heroin, Oxycontin, morphine, Percocet and codeine, using either Suboxone or Methadone therapy * services are confidential