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Treatment Options for Behavior Disorders

Learn about treatment options for child behavior disorders from Dr. Kimberly Williams in this Howcast video.

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So if you recognize that there is some unusual patterns of behavior in your child it's very important to seek the help of a clinical professional. You ask yourself where do you go first contact maybe your child pediatrician, you may contact the school psychologist for assistance in guidance, or some community leader that can direct you to the proper clinical professional. When we are thinking about behavioral disorders there are multiple ways that treatment can be beneficial there is psychotherapy which is a certain type of talk therapy that can be individual for the child or also include the family and include a component of parent training. There is group psychotherapy because sometimes children and students benefit from collaborating with their peers when they are going through a difficult time. There is also play therapy some of the younger children communicate better with the professional when they are able to play and act out some of the difficult things that they are going through. There is always the option of medication as well, and different types of medication are effective for various type of symptoms. Many times it is not unusual for the therapies and the medications be combined to be the best course of treatment. Just keep in mind that there are a variety of different types of specific treatments that will be helpful to your child with the behavioral disorder.

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