We have all, at some point in our lives, come across some person who seems to be a little more aggressive than usual. This kind of aggression is very clearly different from the aggression that we may usually feel at some points in our life. It can either be aggression that seems to be entirely disproportionate to the triggering event, or it can be aggression that exists without any apparent reason. This kind of behaviour – should we fail to understand it – can be troubling and frustrating for the common person to deal with. We can find ourselves confused and annoyed by the outbursts of aggression from either someone in our friend circle or someone in our family. This sort of behaviour can be even harder to understand than depression or anxiety, as the anger may be exhibited towards those closest to the person who is suffering, and it can mean that they have to suffer as well. Furthermore, while we are educated on more widely known mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and learning disorders, the same sort of awareness rarely exists about behavioural disorders such as aggression. The aggression is thus labeled as unnecessary, and often leads to the individual becoming ostracised.
This form of aggression comes under the classification of Conduct Disorders, and it isn’t just something that pops up randomly, out of nowhere. In most cases, we can see that the roots of the aggression are firmly planted in childhood. Children suffering from aggressive behaviours can be prone to being labeled rude, naughty, and are frequently seen as acting out. The childhood onset Conduct Disorder can be characterised by many factors, including destruction of property, frequent angry outbursts and even physical cruelty to animals and humans. This form of behaviour can be very difficult for peers to understand, as younger children lack the necessary knowledge. Teachers too can find themselves struggling to control such children, and without the necessary skills to manage aggressive behaviour, they can end up contributing to making the child socially ostracised. In addition to this, the children can be neglected by students, teachers and parents too, and can end up having a lowered rate of learning.
This childhood onset behaviour usually continues to adulthood if it isn’t tackled, and this can pose problems of a whole different kind. These people can find themselves struggling to keep a job owing to their conduct disorder, and can have extremely dysfunctional relationships or sometimes even none at all. Conduct Disorders can really be silent killers, as most will never even suspect that something biological can actually be the cause, and most people just end up distancing themselves from an individual who needs human understanding the most. It is very important to realise that human contact and help alone can make the going easier for people with conduct disorders. Aggressive behaviour management training can help people understand not just how to tackle the situation, but also the causes which may have led to the behaviour, so that the treatment can be highly personalised.
Aggressive behaviour management training can help us learn the skills that we need in order to make better the lives of not just those who are suffering, but also the people around them. In understanding the causes, we can know what triggers the individual, and through constructive therapy, we can help them combat the behaviours on their own. We can thus tailor the environment tin such a way that these children and adults can live their lives without being hindered by their Conduct Disorder. There are just so many causes that can attribute to this Conduct Disorder, such as environmental factors, biological factors, temperamental factors and much more. A treatment plan in then made, keeping in mind every factor which is obviously unique to every individual.
Learning such a skill from Behaviour Zen can be a gift that keeps on giving, as it puts us in a position where we can seek out those who have a genuine problem, and can help us not just teach them, how to combat their behaviour, but we can also be in a position where we can empower more and more people to either recognise their own symptoms or to recognise them in others and help them reach out.