How to deal with conduct disorder and ADHDEven non doctors know pretty well that it is very easy to differentiate between an individual with ADHD and one who is habitual offender type. When these people are to a jail environment, they are usually very emotional and will keep apologizing for wasting your precious time. When booking them into the jail, you must take an inventory of every item in their pocket. This will unfortunately take very long as they have filled their pockets with junk, they have two inches thick wallets and some things you might not imagine such as receipts for chips they bought. As such, it is very easy to learn and differentiate these people by just following these basics.

Nowadays, most jails are very keen to ensure that they check the person’s medical history as a way of ensuring that are not handling someone with HIV infection or another form of disorder such as hepatitis and similar stuff. In fact, some of them have gone a step ahead to develop mental health questionnaires. Sometimes, what even matters is the way you pose these questions to them. For instance, if you ask the person if she/ he have been diagnosed with the ADHD, they will simply say no and start asking you exactly what it is. However, if you ask them if they have been using Ritalin, they will confirm being on Ritalin even if it was in their childhood years and no one even bothered to explain to them.

What is conduct disorder?

Conduct disorder refers to the type of psychological- slash psychiatric, which is equivalent to criminal behavior and antisocial personality which are very prevalent in ADHD diagnosis. This refers to people who engage in serious law infractions and social disorder behaviors. However, this kind of disorder is not exacerbated and its exact opposite is ADHD. According to past researches, it has come out strongly that people with ADHD also tend to develop some sort of conduct disorder, but not everyone as only between 25 and 50 percent of the people are affected. For people with both of these disorders, ADHD and conduct disorder, the kind of disorder which starts earlier is the one that is more severe and of course, the prognosis tends to last longer.  Basically, ADHD is the one responsible for worsening the conduct disorder in most people.

Effects of untreated ADHD

ADHD can result in a series of problems when it goes untreated and the infected people tend to deal with similar problems every day. Unfortunately, not many of them are able to overcome these problems. It is very common to find people with ADHD facing common problems such as forgetting appointments and losing their keys now and then. Some of them are also not able to stay focused, which is a common symptom of the condition. However, some of these ADHD problems such as losing keys are experienced by everyone else in the society and what matter in people with ADHD is the frequency at which these occur, types and number of these problems present in the individual.