Conditions in Children

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) is a condition primarily observed in children that involves severe and chronic irritability, frequent temper outbursts, and challenges in emotion regulation.

Children with DMDD often experience intense and prolonged periods of irritability, which can be disproportionate to the situation at hand. These mood disturbances can significantly impact their daily functioning, relationships, and overall well-being.

At Balance Psychiatric Services, we are dedicated to supporting children with DMDD and their families. Our goal is to help them better understand and manage their emotions, develop effective coping strategies, and improve their overall quality of life. Through a comprehensive assessment and personalized treatment approach, we work collaboratively with children and their families to address the unique needs associated with DMDD.

We strive to create a safe and nurturing environment where children can express themselves, learn effective strategies for managing their emotions, and develop resilience.

If you suspect that your child may be struggling with DMDD, we are here to help. Our compassionate team of psychiatric professionals is committed to providing comprehensive care and guidance to support your child’s mental well-being. Please reach out to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards helping your child thrive.

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a complex mental health condition that can occur when children experience significant early-life trauma or neglect, such as a lack of consistent and nurturing care during their early years.

Children with RAD face unique challenges in forming healthy and secure attachments with their caregivers. This can manifest as difficulties in trusting and connecting with others emotionally. They may struggle with regulating their emotions, have difficulties with social interactions, and face challenges in building meaningful relationships.

Balance Psychiatric Services recognizes the importance of early identification and intervention for children with RAD. By providing comprehensive assessment and evidence-based treatment, we aim to support these children in developing secure attachment patterns and improving their overall well-being.

Our dedicated team of psychiatric professionals works closely with children and their families to create personalized treatment plans. We proudly offer psychiatric Services ages 5 & up: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington DC, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

If you suspect that your child may be experiencing RAD or facing attachment-related difficulties, we encourage you to reach out to our compassionate team. Together, we can provide the necessary support and guidance to promote your child’s emotional well-being and grow.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

As Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners specializing in children’s mental health, we want to provide you with a clear understanding of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). ODD is a challenging behavioral disorder primarily observed in children, characterized by a persistent pattern of disobedient, defiant, and hostile behaviors.

Children with ODD often display a consistent pattern of argumentativeness, defiance, and refusal to comply with authority figures’ requests or rules. They may exhibit frequent temper outbursts, engage in arguments or conflicts, and deliberately annoy others. These behaviors can significantly impact their relationships, school performance, and overall functioning.

Balance Psychiatric Services is dedicated to helping children with ODD and their families navigate this difficult condition. Our goal is to provide comprehensive assessment and evidence-based treatment tailored to the unique needs of each child. We work collaboratively with families to develop strategies and interventions that promote positive behavior, enhance communication skills, and improve family dynamics.

If you suspect that your child may be struggling with ODD, we are here to help. Our compassionate team of psychiatric professionals is committed to providing individualized care, support, and guidance throughout your child’s journey. Please reach out to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards positive change and improved well-being for your child.