PROBLEM BEHAVIORS

 

Description

Problem behaviors are those that aren’t considered typically acceptable. Nearly everyone can have a moment of disruptive behavior or an error in judgment

Symptoms

  • abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • agitation
  • angry, defiant behaviors
  • carelessness
  • disinterest or withdrawal from daily life
  • drug use
  • emotional flatness
  • excessive, disruptive talking
  • hoarding useless objects
  • inappropriate behavior
  • inflated self-esteem or overconfidence
  • obsessive thoughts
  • poor judgment
  • property damage
  • self-injury

Cause

  • postpartum depression
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • psychosis
  • schizophrenia
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • bipolar disorder
  • conduct disorder
  • delirium
  • dementia
  • depression
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • oppositional defiant disorder
  • substance abuse

Risk factors

  • anti-social disorder
  • ADHD
  • mood disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • substance abuse

Diagnostic Tests

  • Physcological tests

Treatment

  • conflict resolution classes
  • counseling
  • group therapy
  • medications
  • parenting skills classes