Behavioural disorders: Treatment with psychotherapy and medications

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Find out which treatments are most effective for behavioural disorders.

Key points

  • Behavioural treatment through parent management training or individual and family therapy can be very effective for managing behavioural disorders.
  • Medication may be helpful in treating underlying or co-occurring disorders.
  • 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.
Last updated: June 20th 2017