Behavioral issues like inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity can make it challenging to stay productive at school. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, behavioral issues may also negatively affect your child’s physical, mental, or emotional health. At Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center, with two convenient locations in the Midwood and Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York, the caring team regularly works with children and teenagers to minimize health problems caused by behavioral issues. To schedule your appointment, call the nearest office or book a consultation online today.
The term “behavioral issues,” refers to a pattern of disruptive behaviors that last for six months or longer, and cause problems at home, school, or in social situations.
Almost every child experiences behavioral challenges from time-to-time, but if problems persist or interfere with their ability to succeed in life, it may point to a more serious, underlying issue.
At Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center, the team regularly diagnoses and treats a variety of behavioral issues, including:
ADHD is a common behavioral issue that causes abnormal levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Children with ADHD usually experience difficulty paying attention, sitting still, or focusing on a single task.
Left untreated, ADHD may lead to problems with self-control, decision-making, and building relationships. ADHD can also make it difficult for your son or daughter to excel in the classroom.
Fortunately, it’s possible to manage ADHD through a combination of medication, counseling, and healthy lifestyle changes.
Children with ODD regularly experience angry outbursts and have a tendency to argue with authority figures. Oftentimes, this leads to disobedient behavior at home or in the classroom.
Most children rebel from time to time, but regular problems may indicate an underlying behavioral issue like ODD.
Everyone feels nervous on occasion, but people with anxiety disorders experience these feelings almost constantly. Ultimately, this can impact a child’s ability to focus, stay on task, or establish friendships with classmates.
Of all behavioral issues, anxiety disorders are the most common. Without prompt diagnosis and treatment, anxiety can interfere with all aspects of your child’s life, increasing their risk of more serious health problems.
If your son or daughter experiences near-constant feelings of sadness, or they lose interest in activities they used to love, they may have depression.
All kids experience loss and disappointment differently. Common symptoms of depression in children include frequent mood swings, a decline in school performance, and changes in grades.
To diagnose behavioral issues, your child’s Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center provider conducts a physical and neurological exam, reviews their medical history, and asks you (or your child) about the symptoms they are experiencing.
If your child’s provider suspects an underlying health problem may be to blame, they might also order laboratory testing or conduct a psychological evaluation.
Don’t let behavioral issues negatively affect your child’s quality of life. Schedule an appointment at Allhealth Diagnostic & Treatment Center. Call the office nearest you or book a consultation online today.