Tom is a child with Conduct Disorder.
It’s diagnosed when people break rules, are callous, narcissistic and unemotional. They are aggressive, deceitful and destructive.
Be aware that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder can lead to Oppositional Defiant Disorder, then Conduct Disorder.
If not treated, ADHD can evolve into antisocial personality disorder, criminal behavior and sociopathy. I call it The Continuum of Catastrophe.
Sociopathy occurs along with depression which can lead to addictions. It’s a horrifying cycle of destruction. Yes, these behaviors are seen in very young children and it can be inherited from fathers.
Be informed and intervene. Treat the ADHD, depression and the social deficits and get all the help you can with parenting and educational support. You and society cannot live with the consequences if you don't act and act quickly and consistently.
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