Behavioral Disorders

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Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral disorder is an umbrella term used to describe any disorder that is characterized by behavior(s) that are inconsistent with the socially accepted ‘normal’ behavior for a person’s age. Behavioral disorders are commonly identified in children and behaviors may sometimes reach the point of becoming a mental health problem. These behaviors often create interpersonal and social problems, especially in school. The most common behavior disorder in child is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A physician, mental health specialist or school psychiatrist can diagnose behavioral disorders. Treatment varies depending on the specific disorder, but commonly psychotherapy and medication are used.

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Missouri Family to Family

Missouri Family to Family provides customized information that allows families and individuals about needed resources and supports, navigating the maze of systems and services, as well as options to make their vision for their life possible. MOF2F also offers Sharing Our Strengths, which connects individuals with disabilities and/or their caregivers to a person who is available to listen with an open heart and open mind, offering emotional support, practical information, and/or shared experiences.

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Behavioral Disorders" for support, advocacy or research.

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Missouri Family to Family

Missouri Family to Family provides customized information that allows families and individuals about needed resources and supports, navigating the maze of systems and services, as well as options to make their vision for their life possible. MOF2F also offers Sharing Our Strengths, which connects individuals with disabilities and/or their caregivers to a person who is available to listen with an open heart and open mind, offering emotional support, practical information, and/or shared experiences.

http://www.mofamilytofamily.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Behavioral Disorders" returned 123 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Psychiatrists' views of the genetic bases of mental disorders and behavioral traits and their use of genetic tests.
 

Author(s): Robert Klitzman, Kristopher J Abbate, Wendy K Chung, Karen Marder, Ruth Ottman, Katherine Johansen Taber, Cheng-Shiun Leu, Paul S Appelbaum

Journal: J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.. 2014 Jul;202(7):530-8.

 

We examined how 372 psychiatrists view genetic aspects of mental disorders and behaviors and use genetic tests (GTs). Most thought that the genetic contribution was moderate/high for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer's, intelligence, creativity, anxiety, and suicidality. ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Mental and behavioral disorders due to substance abuse and perinatal outcomes: a study based on linked population data in New South Wales, Australia.
 

Author(s): Michelle R Bonello, Fenglian Xu, Zhuoyang Li, Lucy Burns, Marie-Paule Austin, Elizabeth A Sullivan

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The effects of mental and behavioral disorders (MBD) due to substance use during peri-conception and pregnancy on perinatal outcomes are unclear. The adverse perinatal outcomes of primiparous mothers admitted to hospital with MBD due to substance use before and/or during pregnancy were investigated.

Last Updated: 12 May 2014

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ASD: biochemical mechanisms behind behavioral disorders.
 

Author(s): Giuseppe Valacchi, Paul Ashwood

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2014 ;2014():758473.

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2014

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The terms "Behavioral Disorders" returned 42 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of primary care patients presenting with psychological disorders.
 

Author(s): Brigitte Khoury, Joumana Ammar

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Mental disorders affect a great number of people worldwide. Four out of the 10 leading causes of disability in the world are mental disorders. Because of the scarcity of specialists around the world and especially in developing countries, it is important for primary care physicians ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2014

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The family context of autism spectrum disorders: influence on the behavioral phenotype and quality of life.
 

Author(s): Leann E Smith, Jan S Greenberg, Marsha R Mailick

Journal: Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2014 Jan;23(1):143-55.

 

This article reports the findings from a longitudinal program of research examining the bidirectional influences of the family environment on the behavioral phenotype of autism, and describes a newly developed family psychoeducation program, titled Transitioning Together, designed ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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New developments in behavioral treatments for substance use disorders.
 

Author(s): Brian D Kiluk, Kathleen M Carroll

Journal: Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2013 Dec;15(12):420.

 

After decades of defining which behavioral treatments are effective for treating addictions, the focus has shifted to exploring how these treatments work, how best to disseminate and implement them in the community, and what underlying factors can be manipulated in order to increase ...

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Understanding the Natural History of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2012

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Effect of Clonazepam on REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in Patients With Parkinsonism
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

 

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2014

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Effectiveness of Collaborative Services in Primary Care for Treating Children With Behavior Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

 

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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