There are three different types of Disruptive Behavior Disorders that afflict countless numbers of children. These disorders are Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). The most widely known of these disorders is ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder actually suggests two different types of disruptive behaviors. These two behaviors include being unable to pay attention for long periods of time and an inability to exhibit control over impulsive behaviors.
Behavior management research is beginning to bring hope to parents with a child suffering from behavioral issues. Through research, parents are being made aware that if their child is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, they could be suffering from one or both of the behavior issues associated with the disorder. In addition, parents of children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder are learning that their children will most likely be in defiance of not only their parents but other authority figures such as school teachers. Behavior management research shows that children with a conduct disorder not only rebel against authority figures of all kinds, but also tend to defy the rules of society as a whole.
Behavior management research has found that there are not only biological causes for disruptive behavior disorders but also environmental causes. It has been proven that implementing a behavior management plan can be a very effective tool in helping to correct such behavioral disorders. The earlier a problem is diagnosed and a behavior management program put into place, the better the chances are that the behavioral patterns of the child will effectively be corrected.
There are several schools of thought as to which type of treatment will work best for various behavior disorders, but due to behavior management research most health care professionals agree that with a combination of educating parents and instituting quality behavior management programs most children can be successfully treated.