Obsessive and impulsive behaviors in adolescents should be handled with the best care possible. For some adolescents, not resolving these behaviors at a young age can lead to the development of more serious behavioral issues or disorders as an adult. Before these behaviors become hazardous, action needs to be taken with caution and care. If you are the parent of a child that you believe has developed obsessive and impulsive behaviors, call Liahona Academy today at 1-800-675-8101 for information on treatment.
For some adolescents, obsessive and impulsive behaviors are a struggle that they have dealt with from birth due to disabilites and are under constant care and supervision. Other teens can develop them due to difficult or extreme circumstances that have been placed in their way.
When young teens have a hard time understanding situations that occur in their life or in the lives of close friends and family, acting out of character can be common. Confusion often triggers emotional stress that can worry or concern an adolescent for long periods of time. If the situation continues without much explanation or resolution, all of the confusion and concern can lead to anger or violence, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, fear, etc. The negative feelings, thoughts, and actions that take place during this disruption in their life have the possibility to turn into habit and, therefore, become hard to correct or change. They become problem behaviors. Professional treatment should be researched and carefully considered. A major change in behavior due to hard situations during the adolescent time period can be harmful or destructive to teens and their families.
Treatment For Obsessive and Impulsive Behaviors
Obsessive and impulsive behaviors develop and continue to get worse if not taken care of. Liahona Academy is a residential treatment center that can help troubled children learn to successfully manage their behaviors. Teens can become impulsive due to learning disabilities, frustration, or simply feeling misunderstood. There is rarely any thought to an outburst or diversion of attention from an adolescent with impulsive behaviors. At Liahona Academy, we believe it is important that the source of the behavior is discussed and a plan to resolve the issue is set in motion. Obsessive behaviors are addressed in the same way. When an adolescent feels the utter need to perform a specific act in order to remove feeling of anxiety or worry, we speak with them about their struggles and assist them in finding more healthy ways to overcome their personal issues. Our faculty and staff have been professionally trained and have had incredible success working with teens that struggle with obsessive and impulsive behaviors.
Finding a balance in your teens life to teach him to control his obsessive and impulsive behaviors can be extremely hard, and sometimes you can’t do it on your own. Liahona Academy is an excellent residential treatment center that can help your struggling child in overcoming their problem behaviors. For more information on Liahona Academy call 1-800-675-8101 today.