Behavioural Disorder

Behavioural Disorders are issues that are more than simple irrational behaviour. They are linked to mental health problems that lead to disruptive behaviour, emotional and social problems. Attention Deficiency Disorder (ADD) is an example of a behavioural disorder. People with behavioural problems normally require a range of clinical services, including medication, psychiatric therapy, rehabilitation, or other therapies.

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01 Facts about behavioural disorder

  • Behaviour disorders can be linked to a family history of challenging behaviour, family stress and poor emotional and behaviour management.
  • People who come from communities with a lot of stress on a regular basis are more likely to experience symptoms of behavioural problems.
  • The low socio-economic status and the lack of acceptance by their peers appears to be a risk factor for the development of behavioural disorders.
  • Injuries to certain areas of the brain may result in behavioural disorders.
  • Behavioural disorders usually co-occur with various mental health problems.

02 Causes of behavioural disorder

  • Traumatic brain injury and psychological conditions that affect the brain may also cause behavioural symptoms.
  • Substance abuse is another possible cause of behavioural symptoms, or may be a result of behavioural symptoms.
  • Genetics may play a role, as certain disorders with behavioural symptoms are more common in people with a family history of mental illness or drug abuse.
  • Person with behavioural disorder may have close family members struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, drug use disorders and personality disorders.

03 Symptoms of behavioural disorder

  • Inability to control the impulse
  • Maladaptive behaviour
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Social Unwantedness
  • A need to move
  • Feels like driven by a motor
  • Feeling of anxiety
  • Difficulty with interpersonal relationships

04 Therapy used in behavioural disorder counselling

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy for positive thinking skills is critical for the treatment of behavioural disorders.
  • A talk therapy called psychotherapy will help to improve with negativity.
  • Family therapy will help recover and heal the individual. It will help all family members create practical, positive changes as the individual progresses in recovery.
  • Relaxation techniques can reduce anxiety and stress in behavioural disorders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A person with a behavioural disorder may express their emotional distress in different ways such as throwing temper tantrums, difficulty in expressing needs, easily getting annoyed and angry, throwing objects, refusing to follow instructions of authority figures.

Complex interaction of biological factors such as malnutrition, genetic factors and environmental factors such as parental divorce, physical or emotional trauma can cause behavioural disorder.

No, behaviour disorder is a mental disorder.

Yes, behavioural disorder is a mental illness which involves disruptive behavioural patterns.

Yes, HopeQure is an online platform which offers cognitive behavioural therapy by trained psychologists and Clinical Psychologists.

No, online therapy is not free but there are online platforms which provides affordable therapy such as HopeQure, where therapy starts at RS. 99/-.

A behavioural therapist is a qualified and trained mental health professional who uses a variety of behavioural therapies to assist patients recognise and alter maladaptive behaviours.

Behavioural therapy is used to treat a range of mental disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, aggression, anger management problems etc.

Aversion therapy, systematic desensitization, token economy, response prevention, operant methods are some of the techniques of behavioural therapy.

Cognitive behavioural therapy, exposure therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy.

Behavioural therapy is very effective for ADHD. Behaviour therapist aims to increase the deficit adaptive behaviour and decrease the excessive maladaptive behaviour by using behavioural techniques.

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