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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.

Behavioural Disorder

Facts To Know!!

  • 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.

Behavioural Disorder

Watch short video introduction on what Behavioural Disorder looks like.

What causes 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.

Difficulty with interpersonal relationships

Feeling of anxiety

Feels like driven by a motor

A need to move

Social Unwantedness

Aggressive behaviour

Maladaptive behaviour

Inability to control the impulse

Symptoms of Behavioural Disorder?


  • 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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