Individual human behavior is made up complex array of different emotions, thoughts, learned responses and reactions. It is even more complex and perplexing when all those various components are inside the head of a child. While a child can experience all the responses, reactions and emotions that are coming towards him the young child cannot express what he is feeling nor has the part of his brain that deals with complex emotions and decisions become fully developed. The result is that the child may exhibit some unwanted behavior as a reaction to whatever is going on around him, Dr. Juraj Lukac, MD provides adolescent therapy in 10021 to assist children and young adults.
One type of inappropriate childhood behavior is called “acting out.” Acting out is persistent out-of-control and unrestrained behavior that is a reaction to stress, anxiety and tension. What differentiates acting out from ordinary misbehavior is that it can be much more emotional, aggressive, disruptive and potentially destructive. There are many causes of acting out including a response to tension, an attempt to gain adult attention or impress peers. Acting out can also be the result of untreated mental disorders, sensory problems or learning disabilities. These acting out problems can start with the younger child and may worsen as the he moves into adolescence when social and peer pressures are stronger. Dr. Lukac’s can provide adolescent therapy in 10021 that is geared to making the adolescent aware of the underlying problems and anxiety provoking situations.
There are many different types of adolescent therapy in 10021 that Dr. Lukac can use when working with these young patients. Since the situations and underlying problems that are causing the acting out behavior differ from patient to patient so do the therapeutic treatments that our practice applies to them. Our doctor will first conduct a thorough evaluation of the adolescent and his behavior and then recommend the appropriate therapy. The therapy plan will generally include giving the patient strategies that will help them control their behavior and recognize what triggers it. If your child is exhibiting this type of inappropriate behavior our practice is here to help, call our office for an appointment.