Many people have tried to define behavioral disorder differently. One thing has though come out to be common is that behavioral disorder refers to behaviors that a person may depict, that are not consistent with socially accepted behaviors in the society. These behaviors are in most cases acquired in the childhood age. This is the reason parents are normally told to take their kids for medical assessments and treatment regularly. In some cases, these behaviors are also common in adults. In adults, in most cases these disorders originate from childhood whereby the victim was not treated of them at childhood. The effect of these disorders is negative effect on person’s ability to hold a good relationship with other people.
Behavioral disorders can be categorized as discussed below:-
- Emotional behavioral disorder
This kind of disorder is known to affect the person’s ability to be happy, to control their emotion and pay attention in school.
Some of the symptoms of an emotional behavioral disorder may include:-
- Even under normal circumstances, the person becomes emotional and under takes inappropriate actions.
- The interpersonal relationship of the victim is faced with difficulties and the person doesn’t relate well with the persons around.
- The person generally feels unhappy and may be faced with depression.
- In case the person is a learner, he/she may have difficulties in learning which may be caused by another health factor.
- Opposition defiant disorder
This is a common disorder especially in children which is characterized by hostility, irritability and uncooperative attitude. Children with opposition defiant disorder may become spiteful and arrogant to their seniors.
- Anxiety disorder
Anxiety is a normal thing in human life, and every human being must feel anxiety at a given point in life. But just as the saying goes, “too much of everything is poisonous,” when the anxiety becomes too much it may reach a point where it interferes with our normal lives. This definitely becomes a negative effect. Anxiety may pose a serious mental problem in the form of; post-traumatic disorder, panic disorder obsessive compulsive disorder or even generalized anxiety disorder.
This is another behavioral disorder, which is attributed with fear and irrational thoughts that triggers obsession, which in turn may cause compulsion. This is a disorder that needs immediate response to rescue the victim since it can cause harm to one’s live by lowering quality of their life. Please call or visit us at AWAREmed for assistance.
The causes of behavioral disorders are numerous. Some scientists have argued that, the abnormal behavior normally attributed to these disorders can be traced back to either biological, family or school related factors.
Some of these biological causes can be: – physical illness, malnutrition, damage in brain and some hereditary factors.
On the other hand, there are some factors that are related to the individual’s home life which may play part in his/her behavioral disorders. These may include: – emotional upsets in the family e.g. Divorce of one’s mother, intimidation from parents, one’s poor attitude towards something and unhealthy discipline styles on the child.
Behavioral disorders can depict themselves in two main ways: – as either Emotional symptoms or physical symptoms. In this case, we will look at them generally but you will be able to identify which lies in which category.
- The person gets annoyed easily and he/she becomes nervous
- The person has difficulty in dealing with frustrations. The person cannot withstand frustrating situations without giving up or getting annoyed.
- The person looks gloomy or angry. This will in most cases lead to the person isolating him/herself from the other people.
- The person will generally feel guilty and likes to relieve oneself by putting blame on other people.
- A behavioral victim is a person who likes arguing and outburst in nature.
- A behavioral disorder victim may sometimes suffer from substance abuse problem which may show some physical symptoms like burnt fingerprints, shaking of hands and bloodshot eyes.
How is behavioral disorder treated?
Researches have been done in the recent past, to identify what the actual cause of the disorders is. Unfortunately, none of them has identified the cause of it. This makes the treatment of the disorder difficult but fortunately we can effectively manage its symptoms. One of the methods which have proven to work for the management of this disorder is the therapeutic treatment.
Cognitive behavioral therapy treatment
This is the therapy previously known as the talk therapy. These therapies are normally administered for a long time by a specialist or professional. They seek to help the patient overcome the effects of negative feeling through creation of heightened awareness of internal states and more thorough understanding of the relevant issues. It focuses on training the patients on strategies of coping with the destructive impulses and actions. It also teaches strategies of coping with social and emotional gear that comes with being so allied.