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Behavioral Issues

Behavioral Issues offered in Houston, TX

Behavioral issues can make life challenging for both children and their parents. At MedCare Clinics, the team of child psychiatry specialists, led by a board-certified psychiatrist as medical director, offers empathetic care for children with behavioral problems. The team provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment in the Houston, Texas, office in the Vintage Park area. Book an appointment online or call the office for help today.

Behavioral Issues Q&A

What are behavioral issues?


Behavioral issues cause problems with day-to-day life. As psychiatric care specialists, the MedCare Clinics team diagnoses and treats behavioral issues that stem from conditions such as:


  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental delays
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 


Many other problems, including chronic physical conditions, can lead to behavioral issues as well. 

What are the signs of behavioral issues?


Behavioral issues can surface in many different ways. Some of the most common problems in children include: 


  • Not focusing in school
  • Poor grades in school
  • Being disruptive in school or at home
  • Frequent tantrums
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Being highly argumentative
  • Lying
  • Stealing
  • Detached behavior
  • Hostile behavior around authority figures
  • Cruelty to other children or pets
  • Threatening to harm themselves or others 


There are many different behavioral disorders, and the symptoms can vary with the child. In general, if you’re concerned about your child’s behavior, it’s best to arrange a behavioral evaluation at MedCare Clinics as soon as possible. 

How are behavioral issues diagnosed?


Diagnosis of behavioral issues includes a psychiatric evaluation of your child, a complete medical history review, and in-depth discussions with you. 


The MedCare Clinics team understands how distressing it is for your child to have behavioral issues, and they create a safe space where you can feel comfortable discussing your observations and concerns. 


This information helps the team determine what kind of tests your child may need to get the most accurate diagnosis. 


A variety of tests may detect behavioral disorders in children. For example, an innovative computerized test is used to detect attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The team tailors behavioral evaluations to each child’s age and abilities to ensure that they can give you the most accurate diagnosis. 


If your child is diagnosed with a behavioral disorder, you’ve already completed the first step toward getting help. The team guides you and your child in finding an effective behavior management strategy, which may include making changes at home and in school. 


MedCare Clinics provides medication management, behavioral therapy, and other types of customized care in the office. The team knows your child’s name and treats them with respect and compassion so that you can feel confident about your child’s future.


If your child has behavioral issues and you need help, you can trust MedCare Clinics. Book an appointment online or call the office today.