Behavioral Health Conditions We Treat in Newark, New Jersey

When you or a loved one has been impacted by a behavioral health condition, the road to recovery truly begins with professional intervention. In Newark, New Jersey, North Ward Behavioral Health Center employs experts in a variety of mental, social, and developmental illnesses and disorders, helping our patients to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Diagnosing and Treating Numerous Illnesses and Disorders

We offer a wide variety of support systems and resources to help individuals who struggle with mental, behavioral, or developmental conditions. To help patients improve their outlook and correct harmful behaviors, our team can diagnose and treat any of the following:

Mental/Behavioral Conditions

  • Anger management: Excessive anger can be a symptom of an underlying disorder and may interfere with a patient’s life and relationships. Thankfully, anger management treatment can help.
  • Anxiety: Anxiety is a natural response to stress. Anxiety disorders, however, can lead to intense, excessive worry and panic attacks.
  • Bipolar disorders: These are characterized by extreme and debilitating mood swings, switching between emotional highs (mania) and lows (depression).
  • Depression: When patients are depressed, they struggle with persistent feelings of sadness and apathy.

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  • Alcohol: Because alcohol is both socially acceptable and readily available, it is one of the most common addictions.
  • Drug: Drug abuse often begins as a way to self-treat other issues, but it leads to debilitating addictions and new challenges to overcome.
  • Internet: Though apparently more benign than drugs or alcohol, compulsive Internet use or gaming is just as dangerous when it begins to interfere with a person’s life.

Developmental Conditions

  • ADHD in adults and children: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder causes impulsivity, the inability to focus, excessive daydreaming and forgetfulness, and restless behavior.
  • Asperger syndrome (AS): Formerly believed to be a type of autism, AS is characterized by social awkwardness and obsessive interests.
  • Autism spectrum disorder: Patients with autism spectrum disorder face challenges with social communication, problem-solving, and resistance to change.

Sleep/Insomnia Issues

Patients with a sleep disorder have trouble with falling or staying asleep. Over time, this results in fatigue and difficulties in daily life.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are characterized by an obsessive focus on weight, body shape, and food. If left untreated, they negatively affect a person’s life and physical health.

Environmental Stress

A person’s environment has a strong impact on their mental health, emotions, and outlook.