Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, our treatment center provides a continuum of behavioral health services ranging from sub-acute residential treatment to community-based programs for children and adolescents suffering with behavioral disorders.
Learn more about behavioral disorders treatment at Desert Hills of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM
Typically developing in childhood or adolescence, behavioral disorders are mental health conditions that can cause a young person to display chronic patterns of aggression, act defiantly towards adults and other authority figures, or cause disruptions at home or in school. The presence of a behavioral disorder in a child or adolescent can cause a number of problems in a variety of settings and can prevent them from being able to establish healthy relationships with family and friends. Furthermore, having a behavioral disorder puts a young person at risk for the development of other mental health conditions as adults, of which may include personality disorders, depression, or bipolar disorder.
While the symptoms of behavioral disorders will present differently in children and adolescents depending upon individual characteristics and the specific type of behavior disorder present, there are some common symptoms that tend to occur. For example children with behavioral disorders may have temper tantrums, engage in self-harming behaviors, damage or destroy property, or consistently lie. Additionally, it is not uncommon for a child to abuse drugs or alcohol, skip school, steal, engage in risky sexual behaviors, or engage in violent acts such as bullying or fighting.
Why consider treatment for behavioral disorders at Desert Hills of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM
When behavioral disorders are not addressed, the resulting effects or complications that develop as a direct result of a child or adolescent’s behavior can be serious and, in some instances, life-threatening. Untreated or poorly controlled behavioral disorders can cause a child to be unable to succeed academically, hold down a job when they get older, or lack the social skills needed to maintain stable, long lasting relationships. Sexually transmitted diseases, physical harm to self, and suicide can also be the result of such disorders.
Desert Hills of New Mexico philosophy and benefits
At our treatment center, our philosophy is based on the approach that treatment should be centered on patients and their families. We work to provide our patients and their families with inner wealth and opportunities to grow. We are dedicated to using evidence-based treatment modalities on every unit to ensure that patients and their families have the highest likelihood of obtaining long-term, successful outcomes. It is our mission to provide high-quality, comprehensive behavioral and mental healthcare services to children, adolescents, and their families by offering a full array of therapeutic interventions across a vast spectrum of care. All of our services are individualized, culturally sensitive, and fully centered on our patients and their families. The clinical emphasis at our treatment center is placed on assessment, treatment planning, discharge, and aftercare planning, with the all-encompassing goal of preparing patients to have a successful future in home, at school, and within the community.
Types of behavioral disorders treatment offered at Desert Hills of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM
At Desert Hills, a leading behavioral health treatment center in New Mexico, we offer specialized residential treatment and outpatient programs that are customized and personalized to meet each patient’s unique needs. We have a well-packaged set of both mental and behavioral health services, which allow us to treat a wide variety of mental health disorders, as well as behavioral concerns. We are here to work with your child to help them learn new skills to not only help them manage their anger, but interact with other individuals in a more appropriate manner. The following are some of the behavioral disorders and conditions that are treated here at our center:
- Conduct disorder
- Impulse control disorders
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
Every one of our fully qualified staff members is dedicated to providing high-quality comprehensive behavior and mental health care services to all children, adolescents, and families who need our care. No matter what your child’s needs may be, the staff at our center will work with you and your child to provide your son or daughter with opportunities to help them reach their full potential.