- 1 What Is Behavioural Health?
- 2 Effect on Behavioural Health In Pandemic
- 3 Behavioural Health v/s Mental Health
- 4 Signs of Behavioural Problems
- 5 Complications of Behavioural Health
- 6 Treatment For Behavioural Problems
- 7 A Word From Mantra Care
What Is Behavioural Health?
Behavioural health is the connection between a healthy body and mind. Both body and mind need to work in a healthy environment in order to provide better healthcare. The behavioural health care includes the area as small as eating and drinking habits to as big as mental health challenges.
This field also includes various other categories like family and relationship counselling, addiction treatment, stress management, and other psychiatric conditions.
Effect on Behavioural Health In Pandemic
The pandemic has affected the behavioural health of many people. The limited exposure to the environment surrounding us, the pending office or school work, consistent nagging of adults and spouses have led to a change in lifestyle which affected our behaviour to so much depth that we don’t even realize it.
While some people cope up with their hardships during the ongoing pandemic while others got involved in the habits which will only affect their and people living around their well-being. People with time have realized the importance of self-care and therapy.
There has been an increase in the number of people who now visit therapists to deal with their problems as their mental health is some way or the other is affecting their physical health.
At mantra care, we provide help related to the needs of the patient. There also has been an increase in the number of employees in this field who are trained in a way to provide support and care over helpline making it contactless therapy.
Behavioural Health v/s Mental Health
Behavioural health and mental health are related to each other but are completely different. Mental health is just a component of behavioural health and deals only with the psychological problems that one faces. On the other hand, behavioural health is the connecting link between mental wellbeing and the physical well-being of a person.
Mental health has no relation with the physical health of the person and the therapists are trained in a way that they provide the solution to your problem if it’s not linked with your physical health. In behavioural health, our therapists provide whole care and treatment to improve the condition of the mind and body.
Behavioural health ranges from marriage and family counselling, addiction treatments, and mental conditions as well. Most of the people who look for therapy for their mental health are often diagnosed with behavioural healthcare and require appropriate treatment.
Behavioural health focuses on how a particular habit of the person is affecting their mental and physical wellbeing. In mental health, proper functioning of the mind and stress handling is taught in order to have a healthy mind.
Signs of Behavioural Problems
The behaviour of a person is the action which they might take in a certain environment. Every human being has their own way of reacting to a problem. Some might remain silent, some might shout and some might be aggressive. Behavioural changes which are persistent or repetitive and do not occur in normal cases show signs of a problem in behavioural health care of the person.
Symptoms like aggression, criminal behaviour, inattention, secrecy, and self-harm indicate behavioural problems. In children, behavioural problems can be shown in the form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder or lead poisoning. Substance abuse is another cause of behavioural problems.
- Substance abuse
Substance abuse like excessive smoking, drinking and doing drugs can affect the mind and body. It is considered as one of the potential causes of behavioural problems and can be a complication of condition which led to behavioural problems. In the latter case, substance abuse can be dangerous and make the symptoms worse.
Behavioural symptoms can also be seen as a result of serious medical conditions or life-threatening conditions. Symptoms like thoughts of suicide and self-harm should be acknowledged with seriousness and proper consultation from therapists should be taken immediately.
Behavioural symptoms can occur in the form of psychiatric or cognitive diseases like
- Difficulty in understanding
- Feelings of being mistreated and misunderstood
- Poor judgment and
Behavioural symptoms that you can see in the body systems like
- Abdominal pain
- Appetite changes
- Irregular or change in bowel movements
- Vision problems
- Muscle weakness
- Sleep disturbances
- Weight changes and
The psychiatric causes of behavioural problems include
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Extreme anger
- Schizophrenia and
- Substance abuse
Complications of Behavioural Health
Behavioural problems can lead to complications that can be life-threatening if treatment is not received properly or if left in the middle. The potential complications in such conditions include brain damage, substance abuse, excess drinking and smoking, drug overdose, self-harm, social isolation, and suicide.
It is important to receive proper treatment and patients should ensure that they complete the treatment with full dedication and should not leave in the middle without consultation from their therapists.
Treatment For Behavioural Problems
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral therapy focuses on both the behavioural and cognitive functions of the body. It is a combination of behavioural therapy and cognitive therapy and is most widely used. The treatment focuses on the thoughts of the person which affects their moods and behaviour towards others. The goal of the therapist is to change the thoughts and behaviour of the person into healthier patterns.
Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy
This therapy is used for children. In this, the therapist studies kids by the choices they make while playing. This therapy tells what the child is comfortable with and whatnot. It also gives an insight into the thoughts and thinking of the child that therapists can use to alter them and make them better.
This therapy is used for treating people who have phobias and have disrupted lives due to these phobias. In this, the therapist teaches people how to change their response of fear to a response of calmness when they encounter phobias. Breathing techniques and relaxation is taught in this therapy and it progresses slowly over a period of time.
This therapy is used on people who suffer from substance abuse. In this therapist replaces your pleasurable stimulus with a stimulus that would cause discomfort while you think or see alcohol, cigarette, or drug. This helps in getting rid of substance abuse.
The therapy received to attain behavioural health is effective and has shown a high success rate among the patients. The therapeutic treatment if received in a proper manner benefits the individual and the patient themselves notice the positive changes in their thoughts and body.
Behavioural therapy has been considered as most effective in cases of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger control, and general stress management. Mantra care provides trained and special therapists who can diagnose and treat you with a great success rate.
A Word From Mantra Care
Your mental health — your psychological, emotional, and social well-being — has an impact on every aspect of your life. Positive mental health essentially allows you to effectively deal with life’s everyday challenges.
At Mantra Care, we have a team of therapists who provide affordable online therapy to assist you with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship, OCD, LGBTQ, and PTSD. You can take our mental health test. You can also book a free therapy or download our free Android or iOS app.