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Out of Control Teen?
Out of control teen? Is your teenager rebellious, defiant, or engaging in illegal behaviors like shoplifting or consuming alcohol or drugs? Learn what causes out of control teen behavior and possible associated disorders.
When people use the words “out of contro teenl”, it usually means that they are very upset, very scared, or both. This article discusses what it might mean to have an out of control teen.
What Kind of Behaviors Do Out of Control Teens Exhibit?
Out of control teens may do the opposite of what they’re told or asked to do, break the law, abuse drugs and alcohol, or act in completely irrational ways. These types of behavior may be part of a calculated “war of independence,” a sign of mental illness, the fulmination of long years of neglect or abuse, the signs of an addiction, or the results of poor or inconsistent discipline.
Out of control teens may be rebellious and defiant, resisting everything that you or other authorities say to them and doing everything they can to take control of not only their own life, but the whole family. Teens with this type of issue may be said to have a bad attitude, be argumentative, and exhibit discontent.
Out of control teens can also refer to those who are breaking the law, often by stealing or shoplifting. Beyond ignoring house rules, they are defying basic codes of civil conduct, and placing themselves at risk of jail time. This kind of stealing may meld into stealing by downloading music or videos illegally, or even into hacking into other people’s or company’s computer systems.
When some people say “out of control teens”, they are referring to teens who engage in drug and alcohol abuse. These teens are both breaking laws and also putting their health and well-being, and possibly that of others - depending on what they’re doing, at risk.
Finally, an out of control teen could be one with an untreated or poorly managed mental illness, whose behavior reflects the illness more than the teen’s choice. Any number of underlying causes could contribute to behaviors that could be characterized as out of control.
Disorders that Can Cause Out of Control Teen Behavior
There are a number of mental health issues that can cause behaviors that fit the description “out of control teen”.
A teen whose behavior can be described as out of control for any reason would best be checked by a healthcare professional to make sure that no underlying cause is contributing. Such a person could also recommend how to approach further treatment or diagnosis.
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