Behavioural Problems, also known as disruptive behavioural disorders, are the most common reasons that parents are told to take their kids for mental health assessments and treatment. Behavioural Problems are also common in adults. If left untreated in childhood, these disorders can negatively affect a person’s ability to hold a job and maintain relationships.
What Are the Types of Behavioural Disorders?
Behavioural disorders may be broken down into a few types, which include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Disruptive behavioural disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Emotional disorders
- Pervasive developmental disorders
Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of a Behavioural Problem
If left untreated, a behavioral disorder may have negative short-term and long-term effects on an individual’s personal and professional life. People may get into trouble for acting out, such as face suspension or expulsion for fighting, bullying or arguing with authority figures. Adults may eventually lose their jobs. Marriages can fall apart due to prolonged strained relationships, while children may have to switch schools and then eventually run out of options.
The most serious actions a person with a behavioral disorder may engage in include starting fights, abusing animals and threatening to use a weapon on others.
The earlier a behavioral disorder is diagnosed and properly treated, the more likely it is that a child or adult suffering from it will be able to control their behaviour. Contact us at (331) 333-5289 for assistance in finding treatment options.
Getting Help for a Behavioral Disorder
Because of the severity of these mental health issues, getting help for a behavioral disorder is crucial. The sooner you get help, the easier it will be to restore your life to normal. Call us at (331) 333-5289 to find a treatment centre that’s tailored to your individual needs and will be able to help get you on the road to recovery.