If you or a loved one struggles with autism spectrum disorder or other behavioral health disorders, visit P.S. Psychiatry in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Eileen Peirce, RN-BSN, PMHNP-CRNP, and the team offer highly effective mental health treatments that help you or your child thrive. Call the office to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment, or use the online booking feature today.
Behavioral health disorders can affect children, teenagers, and even adults. They often interfere with living a fulfilling, productive, successful life and having healthy relationships with others.
Examples of behavioral health disorders include autism spectrum disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Properly diagnosing these conditions is the key to effective treatment.
Behavioral health disorders commonly treated at P.S. Psychiatry include:
Children with conduct disorder exhibit disruptive behaviors and get into trouble frequently. Because of this, they may get excluded from peer groups or have problems with teachers at school. Treatment with the P.S. Psychiatry specialists can improve your child’s behavior.
Autism spectrum disorder is a common developmental disability caused by changes in the brain. People with autism struggle with communication and social interactions. They may have repetitive interests or behaviors and few or no friends.
ODD is characterized by oppositional behaviors, relationship challenges, anger, irritability, and argumentative, defiant, hurtful, or revengeful actions.
While the cause of behavioral health disorders isn’t entirely clear, risk factors include genetics, certain parenting styles, temperament, peer pressure, inconsistent discipline, and unstable family relationships. Being born prematurely and older parental age may also play roles.
Parents can feel overwhelmed by acting out and other challenges associated with behavioral health disorders, but help is within reach at P.S. Psychiatry.
The diagnosis of behavioral health disorders at P.S. Psychiatry involves a review of medical history, genetic testing if needed, and a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. A specialist discusses your child’s behaviors, moods, thoughts, emotions, lifestyle, and more to properly label their condition and develop an effective treatment plan.
P.S. Psychiatry offers the following treatments for behavioral health disorders:
Your child’s specialist tailors each treatment plan to their individualized needs. They help manage therapy sessions, education, and medications. Your child may meet with a therapist once or twice weekly, or as needed, to improve social interactions and troublesome behavior patterns.
Call P.S. Psychiatry to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today to seek treatment for behavioral health disorders.