The management of an adolescent with conduct problems in a primary care clinic – A case report

  • Azimah MN
  • Khairani O
Keywords: Conduct problems, adolescents, parenting skills, anger management


Purpose: To describe the management of mild conduct problems in an adolescent at the primary care level.

Case report: A 16 year old girl presented with conduct problems with impending school suspension. The cause of herbehavioural problems was mainly related to poor parenting skills of her parents and anger in herself. She wassuccessfully managed with counselling and improvement of parenting styles in her parents.

Conclusion: This case report illustrates the opportunity for family physicians to manage simple conduct problems atprimary care level.


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MNA., & OK. (2009). The management of an adolescent with conduct problems in a primary care clinic – A case report. Malaysian Family Physician, 4(2 & 3), 3. Retrieved from
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