Behavioral Disorders

Disruptive behavioral disorders are a common reason that parents are encouraged to get their children tested. It is very important to catch these things later on so that they do not negatively affect the child’s future with things like maintaining relationships and holding a job.

Types of Behavioral Disorders

Emotional Behavioral Disorder

Emotional behavioral disorder can commonly be explained as when a person has inappropriate actions and/or emotions under normal circumstances. It can also be characterized as difficulty with interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers. Oftentimes it can be accompanied with a general feeling of unhappiness and depression. Fear and anxiety can also play a part in personal matters as well as school.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is when a child acts hostile, irritable and uncooperative on a regular basis. They act annoying on purpose and usually demonstrate defiance toward authority figures.

What Causes Behavioral Disorders?

Sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint how exactly one gets a behavioral disorder, but according to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, factors such as one’s genes and biology, family and school can play a role. Other causes may include:

Symptoms of Behavioral Disorders

Getting Help For A Behavioral Disorder

Because mental health issues can be complicated as well as a sensitive matter, seeing a professional for treatment and potential medication is a must. They will quickly be able to help restore your life back to normal. Seek a medical professional near you before you try to self-diagnose.


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