Behavioral disorders are mental health conditions that tend to develop in childhood or adolescence which cause a young person to engage in inappropriate behavior that ultimately leads to significant disruption in their lives and in the lives of those around them. Children and adolescents struggling with behavioral problems often display prolonged patterns of aggression, act disobediently towards authority figures, and causes disturbances in many different settings, including at school and at home. These problematic behaviors will cause a young person to be unable to establish healthy, meaningful relationships with friends and family leading to a life full of social isolation and rejection. In addition to social challenges, behavioral disorders can put a child or adolescent at an increased chance for the development of mental health conditions in adulthood. If the disruptive and inappropriate symptoms of a behavioral disorder are not properly treated, parents run the risk of having their child develop a number of ill effects that, in some instances, have the potential to be life-threatening.
Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy offers children and adolescents a variety of specialized treatment programs in a secure residential treatment setting. Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy provides therapeutic interventions to youth, ages 10 to 19, who are struggling with a number of mental health issues or behavioral problems. Such issues we see in our patients may include truancy from home and/or school, neglect, trauma from physical and/or sexual abuse victimization, alcohol and/or other drug use, and a host of emotional disturbances. These youth often present with self-destructive behaviors, such as participation in illegal activity, self-mutilation, suicide attempts, physical and verbal aggression, and promiscuous behaviors. Many of these young men and women have had previous unsuccessful residential or community based interventions, which may have contributed to a feeling of hopelessness or an overall sense of failure.
The highly qualified, compassionate staff here at Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy will work with each child and adolescent in our care to empower them and strengthen them in the development of pro-social skills and to teach them socially appropriate behaviors. The following are some of the behavioral disorders and conditions that are treated here at Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy:
- Impulse control disorders
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
- Conduct disorder
Each one of the specialty residential treatment programs offered at Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy is dedicated to providing treatment that promotes personal growth and development so that our patients are able to acquire and maintain a healthy lifestyle.