Behavioural disorders: Treatment with psychotherapy and medicationsBBehavioural disorders: Treatment with psychotherapy and medicationsBehavioural disorders: Treatment with psychotherapy and medicationsEnglishPsychiatryPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2017-06-20T04:00:00ZAlice Charach, MD, MSc, FRCPC15.000000000000021.0000000000000408.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Find out which treatments are most effective for behavioural disorders.</p><p>For children diagnosed with a <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1924&language=English">behavioural disorder</a>, appropriate treatment at the right time can make the difference between "outgrowing" the disorder and being more likely to exhibit more challenging behaviours when they are older.</p><p>Often, treatments for behavioural disorders can be accessed through an accredited children's mental health agency or a private therapist such as a psychologist or social worker.</p> <h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Behavioural treatment through parent management training or individual and family therapy can be very effective for managing behavioural disorders.</li> <li>Medication may be helpful in treating underlying or co-occurring disorders.</li> <li>If left untreated, behavioural disorders can make it difficult to adjust to the responsibilities of adulthood, such as holding down a job, maintaining relationships or obeying the law.</li> </ul><h2>What treatments are available for behavioural disorders?</h2> <p>Treatments for behavioural disorders focus mainly on:</p> <ul> <li>behavioural treatments</li> <li>medications</li> </ul> <h3>Behavioural treatment</h3> <p>There are two main types of behavioural treatment: parent management training and psychotherapy.</p> <p>Parent management training has been shown to work very well for children and teens with behavioural disorders. It is most effective when started early in childhood or the pre-teen years, but it is never too late to change the way you handle your child or teen's behaviour. In many cases, you can access parent management training through a children's mental health agency, a parenting group or a private therapist.</p> <p>Individual therapy or family therapy can also be effective in helping to manage behavioural disorders. Therapy can help change how a family functions and support parents and children or teens with figuring out the causes of challenging behaviour and talking about other ways of handling them.</p> <p>Sometimes more intensive behavioural treatment is required. School-based treatment programs or residential therapy programs can be effective for some children or teens.</p> <h3>Medications for behavioural disorders</h3> <p>Medication treatment for behavioural disorders is targeted towards treating underlying or co-occurring disorders such as <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1922&language=English">attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)</a>, <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=19&language=English">depression</a> or <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=18&language=English">anxiety</a>.</p><h2>Further information</h2> <p>For more information on behavioural disorders, please see the following pages:</p> <p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1924&language=English">Behavioural disorders: Overview</a></p> <p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1925&language=English">Behavioural disorders: Signs and symptoms</a><br></p> <p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=2001&language=English">Behavioural disorders: How to help your child at home</a><br></p>
Les troubles du comportement: psychothérapie et médicamentsLLes troubles du comportement: psychothérapie et médicamentsBehavioural disorders: Treatment with psychotherapy and medicationsFrenchPsychiatryPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2017-06-20T04:00:00ZAlice Charach, MD, MSc, FRCPC15.000000000000021.0000000000000408.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p> Découvrez quels traitements sont les plus efficaces contre les troubles du comportement.</p><p>Pour un enfant chez qui l’on a diagnostiqué un <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1924&language=French">trouble du comportement</a>, le fait de recevoir le bon traitement au bon moment peut l’aider à se débarrasser de ce trouble plutôt que de grandir en présentant des comportements encore plus inquiétants à l’âge adulte.</p><p>On peut souvent trouver des traitements de ce trouble en se rendant dans un centre de santé mentale des enfants agréé ou en consultant un thérapeute privé comme un psychologue ou un travailleur social.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>La thérapie comportementale – sous la forme de la formation en gestion parentale ou d’une thérapie individuelle ou familiale – peut être un moyen très efficace de gérer les troubles du comportement.</li><li>La pharmacothérapie peut contribuer à traiter les troubles sous-jacents ou concomitants.</li><li> Si l’on ne traite pas les troubles du comportement de l’adolescent, il risque de mal s’adapter aux responsabilités de la vie adulte : avoir un emploi et des relations stables, respecter la loi.</li></ul><br><h2>Quels sont les traitements offerts en cas de trouble du comportement?</h2> <p>Ces traitements mettent surtout l’accent sur:</p> <ul> <li>la thérapie comportementale;</li> <li>la prise de médicaments.</li> </ul> <h3>Thérapie comportementale<br></h3> <p>La thérapie comportementale se divise en deux types, soit la formation en gestion parentale et la psychothérapie.</p> <p>Tout semble indiquer que la formation en gestion parentale est très efficace pour traiter les jeunes souffrant d’un trouble comportemental. Elle l’est encore plus lorsqu’on l’entreprend dès la petite enfance ou la préadolescence. Cela dit, il n’est jamais trop tard pour changer votre façon d’élever votre jeune s’il souffre de ce problème. Dans un grand nombre de cas, vous pouvez suivre cette formation en vous rendant dans un centre de santé mentale de enfants, en vous joignant à un groupe d'éducation familiale ou en consultant un thérapeute privé.</p> <p>La thérapie individuelle ou familiale peut aussi contribuer à gérer les troubles du comportement. Elle peut aider à modifier la dynamique familiale, à faire comprendre aux parents et aux jeunes les causes du trouble et à trouver de nouvelles manières de le gérer.</p> <p>Il arrive qu’on ait besoin d’une forme plus intensive de thérapie comportementale. Certains jeunes peuvent tirer profit de programmes scolaires ou résidentiels.</p> <h3>Prise de médicaments</h3> <p>La pharmacothérapie des troubles du comportement se concentre sur le traitement des troubles sous-jacents ou concomitants comme le <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1922&language=fRENCH">trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité</a>, la <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=19&language=French">dépression</a> ou l'<a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=18&language=French">anxiété</a>.</p><h2>Pour de plus amples renseignements</h2><p>Pour de plus amples renseignements sur les troubles du comportement, veuillez consulter les pages suivantes:</p> <p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1924&language=French">Les troubles du comportement: présentation générale</a></p><p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1925&language=French">Les troubles du comportement: signes et symptômes</a></p><p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=2001&language=French">Les troubles du comportement: aider votre enfant à domicile</a>​<br></p>

 

 

Behavioural disorders: Treatment with psychotherapy and medications2000.00000000000Behavioural disorders: Treatment with psychotherapy and medicationsBehavioural disorders: Treatment with psychotherapy and medicationsBEnglishPsychiatryPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2017-06-20T04:00:00ZAlice Charach, MD, MSc, FRCPC15.000000000000021.0000000000000408.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Find out which treatments are most effective for behavioural disorders.</p><p>For children diagnosed with a <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1924&language=English">behavioural disorder</a>, appropriate treatment at the right time can make the difference between "outgrowing" the disorder and being more likely to exhibit more challenging behaviours when they are older.</p><p>Often, treatments for behavioural disorders can be accessed through an accredited children's mental health agency or a private therapist such as a psychologist or social worker.</p> <h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Behavioural treatment through parent management training or individual and family therapy can be very effective for managing behavioural disorders.</li> <li>Medication may be helpful in treating underlying or co-occurring disorders.</li> <li>If left untreated, behavioural disorders can make it difficult to adjust to the responsibilities of adulthood, such as holding down a job, maintaining relationships or obeying the law.</li> </ul><h2>What treatments are available for behavioural disorders?</h2> <p>Treatments for behavioural disorders focus mainly on:</p> <ul> <li>behavioural treatments</li> <li>medications</li> </ul> <h3>Behavioural treatment</h3> <p>There are two main types of behavioural treatment: parent management training and psychotherapy.</p> <p>Parent management training has been shown to work very well for children and teens with behavioural disorders. It is most effective when started early in childhood or the pre-teen years, but it is never too late to change the way you handle your child or teen's behaviour. In many cases, you can access parent management training through a children's mental health agency, a parenting group or a private therapist.</p> <p>Individual therapy or family therapy can also be effective in helping to manage behavioural disorders. Therapy can help change how a family functions and support parents and children or teens with figuring out the causes of challenging behaviour and talking about other ways of handling them.</p> <p>Sometimes more intensive behavioural treatment is required. School-based treatment programs or residential therapy programs can be effective for some children or teens.</p> <h3>Medications for behavioural disorders</h3> <p>Medication treatment for behavioural disorders is targeted towards treating underlying or co-occurring disorders such as <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1922&language=English">attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)</a>, <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=19&language=English">depression</a> or <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=18&language=English">anxiety</a>.</p><h2>Importance of seeking treatment for teenagers with behavioural disorders</h2> <p>Without treatment, teenagers with behavioural disorders may:</p> <ul> <li>find it difficult to adjust to the demands of adulthood</li> <li>have trouble with the law</li> <li>have difficulty holding down a job or maintaining relationships</li> <li>be more likely to become adults with anti-social personality disorders</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=291&language=English">Suicidal</a> or <a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=289&language=English">self-harming behaviour</a> can also be common in teenagers with behavioural disorders.</p><h2>Further information</h2> <p>For more information on behavioural disorders, please see the following pages:</p> <p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1924&language=English">Behavioural disorders: Overview</a></p> <p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=1925&language=English">Behavioural disorders: Signs and symptoms</a><br></p> <p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=2001&language=English">Behavioural disorders: How to help your child at home</a><br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/PST_MH_Behavioural_Treatment.jpgBehavioural disorders: Treatment with psychotherapy and medications

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