Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral Disorders services offered in Owings Mills, MD

Behavioral disorders can cause unhealthy behaviors such as angry outbursts, difficulty relating to others, and trouble navigating your normal daily life. At Healthyminds Wellness LLC, empathetic psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Ayorinde Oyeneyin, DNP, is a behavioral disorder specialist who treats patients 12 and up and understands that each person is unique and needs an individualized treatment approach. He’s here to help you or your teen understand treatment options, develop new strengths, cope with symptoms, and enjoy a long-term improvement in quality of life. Book your consultation online now or call the Owings Mills, Maryland, office for help today.

Behavioral Disorders Q&A

What are behavioral disorders?

Behavioral disorders are conditions that cause dramatic behavior changes. Some of the different types of behavioral disorders include:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)
  • Conduct disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Intermittent explosive disorder (IED)
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)

Disorders in this category can greatly diminish quality of life, disrupt day-to-day functioning, and cause problems in social and familial relationships. 

What are the symptoms of behavioral disorders?

While there are many different specific behavioral disorders, they often share symptoms. Some of the most common include: 

  • Poor concentration
  • Unfinished tasks
  • Difficulty solving problems
  • Carelessness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Consistently negative attitude
  • Being argumentative
  • Risky behaviors, such as alcohol or drug abuse
  • Difficulty coping with frustration
  • Blaming other people 
  • Lack of empathy
  • Lack of remorse

With behavioral disorders, these symptoms continue for at least six months. If your behavior sometimes feels completely out of your control, or if you’re seeing this behavior consistently in your teen, it’s time to speak to Dr. Oyeneyin about a psychiatric evaluation and treatment plan. 

How are behavioral disorders diagnosed?

Dr. Oyeneyin emphasizes a holistic treatment approach. 

Behavior has many individual facets, and a variety of factors may contribute to mental health, so Dr. Oyeneyin starts by delving into each patient’s life and history through a psychiatric evaluation. 

A psychiatric evaluation is a fact-finding mission, with the goal of finding the most effective possible treatment approach. Psychiatric evaluation covers your general health, symptoms, history, personal concerns, environment, and many other areas so Dr. Oyeneyin can diagnose and effectively treat your behavioral disorder. 

He may also consult with family members to gain extra insight into behavior patterns and their effects.

Dr. Oyeneyin performs judgment-free psychiatric evaluations with an empathetic approach. He considers you his partner in finding both problems and solutions that meet your needs.

What can I expect from behavioral disorder treatment?

Dr. Oyeneyin wants you to understand your behavioral disorder and its roots so you can make the most effective changes. He spends time educating you about your diagnosis and his treatment recommendations. He uses your feedback to help craft an ideal personalized treatment plan for your behavioral disorder. 

Treatment of behavioral disorders usually includes medication management and psychotherapy. The blend of these therapies empowers you, helps you cultivate inner resilience, and guides you to make healthy changes in your behavior. 

Call Healthyminds Wellness LLC or click the online booking feature to set up your appointment now.