Behavioral Disorders in Children
All children go through emotional ups and downs. Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors in children that last for at least 6 months. They can cause problems in school, at home, and in social situations.
Almost all children will have tantrums, or act in aggressive, angry, or defiant ways at some point. It is important to be able to differentiate when your child is going through an impulsive or defiant phase or if they need to be seen by a pediatric behavioral health specialist.
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What could help: next steps
The management of behavioral disorders can vary depending on the child’s needs, their family’s needs, and the type and severity of their disorder. Treatment options include
- parent management training
- cognitive behavior therapy
- treatment for associated problems
Your child may also need to continue to be seen by a psychiatrist or developmental-behavioral pediatrician. With early and appropriate treatment, families can learn to manage the behaviors.
If you think your child may suffer from a behavioral disorder contact our Pediatric Behavioral Health office.
Pediatric Behavioral Health - Women & Children's Medical Plaza
15901 Bass Rd, Suite 108 Fort Myers, FL 33908Fax: (239) 343-6051