Many children, teens, and adults deal with behavioral problems that go undiagnosed for years but cause disruption to their lives at home, school, and work. Virginia Atieh, FNP, and Selande Charles, FNP, of Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center in Newark, New Jersey offer therapy and medications to help ease your symptoms and manage your behavioral health. If you or a loved one needs help, call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.

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What are common behavioral problems?

Behavioral problems affect people regardless of age, social status, or sex. Common issues seen at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center include:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia

The practitioners at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center can help with these and other behavioral problems to improve your mental wellness so you can start living the life you deserve. 

How are behavioral problems treated?

Behavioral problems can affect all aspects of your life. The team at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center works with you to develop a treatment plan that includes evaluation, therapy, and medication to help you ease symptoms and manage life. 

Why should I seek help for behavioral problems?

The effects of behavioral problems are wide-reaching. Getting help means you’re more likely to have a high quality of life and improved work and school performance. You may restore relationships with family and friends and improve your physical health. 

When you address behavioral problems, you can reduce your risk of developing other health conditions. Treating behavioral problems helps you avoid unwanted side effects and lower your chances of developing other conditions like substance addiction.

By seeking help for your behavioral problems, you are taking control of your life and making your health a priority.

Do behavioral problems mean I have a mental illness?

Behavioral problems can stem from mental illness but also from other factors. You may also have a learning disability, genetics, family or social conditions, or addiction that leads you to act out in ways that aren’t constructive. 

Seeking help for behavioral problems does not mean you’ll be automatically diagnosed with a mental illness. The providers at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center take into account all of your life’s circumstances to help you live a fuller and more meaningful existence. 

That said, the providers can help if you have a diagnosed mental illness like depression or schizophrenia. 

If you need help managing behavioral problems, don’t delay contacting Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center. Pick up the phone or use the online tool to make an appointment.