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Neurobehavioral Disorders

What are Neurobehavioral Disorders?

Neurobehavioral disorders are considered within the category of mental health disorders. Neurobehavioral disorders are often caused by damage to the central nervous system, which impacts the way the brain processes information and regulates emotions. This ultimately leads to abnormalities in mood, behavior, and cognition. Neurobehavioral disorders are believed to be caused by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors, including brain injury and exposure to drugs or alcohol.

What are Common Symptoms of Neurobehavioral Disorders?

  • Impulsive behavior

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Difficulty Concentrating

  • Hyperactivity

  • Social skills deficits

  • Repetitive behaviors

What are Some Examples of Neurobehavioral Disorders?

Anxiety Disorder

Those who suffer from anxiety disorder may have persistent and excessive fear or worry. These people may experience physical symptoms, including a racing heart, sweating, and difficulty breathing. Some may notice difficulty sleeping or concentrating.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD affects attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Someone with ADHD may find it difficult to focus on tasks, finish a project, or follow instructions.


While there is no specific cure, many neurobehavioral disorders can be managed with a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes. Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially helpful for those with anxiety or ADHD. Therapy can provide skills and tools for dealing with the challenges one may face when they have a neurobehavioral disorder.

With the proper care and support, those who have neurobehavioral disorders can lead happy and fulfilling

lives. Are you looking for a therapist that offers the correct support for you, check out Dr. Nicole Murray at New York Neurobehavioral Services. She is currently accepting new clients and is ready to help you on your journey!

Are you someone who is struggling with their ADHD? Join our FREE Tame Your ADHD 1-Hour Virtual Workshop on December 5, 2022, at noon Eastern.


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