Located in LaPlace, Louisiana, River Place Behavioral Health Hospital is a state-of-the-art conduct disorder treatment center serving the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.
Learn More About Conduct Disorder Treatment at River Place Behavioral Health Hospital
Typically diagnosed in adolescence, conduct disorder is known to cause behavioral and emotional difficulties that can have a significant negative impact on a person’s ability to thrive.
An individual who has been diagnosed with conduct disorder will typically have problems with authority and will consistently ignore rules at home and work. Those with conduct disorder may exhibit behaviors that are socially unacceptable, will often struggle to make and keep positive social relationships, will have strained family relationships, may underperform professionally or academically, and may have interactions with law enforcement or the legal system.
People with conduct disorder may exhibit aggression and cruelty towards people and/or animals, and they may destroy property, lie, or steal. These problematic behaviors can lead to serious consequences, up to and including incarceration, if professional help is not received.
Fortunately, with specialized, professional treatment from a quality center such as River Place Behavioral Health, adults with conduct disorder and their loved ones can get the support they need to heal. With help from our experienced, compassionate staff, individuals can learn the tools they need to manage their behavior, and live a recovered life.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment for Conduct Disorder
If a loved one is exhibiting symptoms of conduct disorder, you may be worried, frustrated, and afraid. And while you might catch glimpses of the person you know, you are likely witnessing him or her become increasingly volatile, and you may be unsure what to do.
Please know that hope and help are available, and that recovery is possible. As you prepare to help your loved one enter residential care, please consider the following:
- Learn more about conduct disorder so that you can become more familiar with the signs and symptoms of this condition. In doing so, you’ll become a better advocate for your loved one.
- Seek a referral for a mental health center in your area that offers specialized programming for conduct disorder. Ask about the treatment modalities they use, and inquire about other details of the program.
- Be prepared for resistance from your loved one, and make sure to maintain a calm demeanor during these conversations.
- Provide a listening ear, without judgement, and assure your loved one that you will be there before, during, and after their treatment experience.
Living with a person who is suffering with a mental health condition like conduct disorder can be a painful, exhausting experience. Therefore, it is imperative that you continue to prioritize your own mental, physical, and emotional health during this time.
Why Consider Treatment for Conduct Disorder at River Place Behavioral Health
Left untreated, the symptoms of conduct disorder will usually worsen over the course of a person’s life. The impulses to disobey rules and authority, to hurt or harm others, animals, and property, and an inability to maintain stable relationships puts a person in a highly vulnerable situation. These individuals may soon find themselves unable to function, and may even turn to dangerous methods of self-medication to numb the pain they are feeling.
Without support, a person with conduct disorder may become engaged in violent, criminal activity that may lead to legal problems, and incarceration. These activities are often accompanied by other high-risk behaviors like substance abuse and/or self-harm that can put the individual at further risk for many damaging consequences.
For these reasons and more, it is imperative that an individual who is affected by conduct disorder receive professional help as soon as possible. With the right supports, these individuals can overcome the symptoms of conduct disorder and achieve to their full potential, and lead a happy, healthy life.
Types of Treatment for Conduct Disorder at River Place Behavioral Health
Located in LaPlace, Louisiana and serving the New Orleans metropolitan area, River Place Behavioral Health is a new, state-of-the-art inpatient mental and behavioral health treatment center. With updated technology to provide the best care for our patients, electronic medical records for ensuring prompt retrieval of pertinent information, and a secluded area that offers privacy, River Place is an ideal setting for you to begin healing from the effects of conduct disorder.
At River Place Behavioral Health, we recognize that people respond to various treatment interventions differently, and one’s age can be a major factor in how he or she processes the skills he or she is learning. For this reason, we offer specialized treatment tracks for adolescents, adults, and senior adults. Each program is designed to meet the specific needs of each population, ensuring that all participants achieve true and lasting healing.
Regardless of which program you take part in, we will provide you with an individualized treatment plan that outlines the specific therapeutic interventions and treatment modalities that will best help you begin to heal from the effects of conduct disorder. Within this treatment plan, the following services may be offered:
Medical care: If you are in need of medical care during your time at River Place, our internal medicine clinicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs), and other nurses are available to provide daily services.
Medication management: When you are being treated for conduct disorder, certain medications may be recommended to alleviate distressing symptoms. Your need for medication management services will be assessed upon admission and throughout your stay. You will have access to these services, which will include close monitoring of the effects of your medications, three times per week.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy is offered on an as-needed basis. It serves as a time for you to work one-on-one with a social worker or counselor to process the challenges you are facing, address any concerns you may be having, and celebrate successes as you achieve them.
Group therapy: Group therapy is an integral part of the treatment process when receiving care for the symptoms of conduct disorder, and you will participate in group sessions on a daily basis. These sessions are led by social workers, counselors, nurses, and behavioral health technicians and may include discussions on the following topics:
- Coping skills
- Self-esteem building
- Life management
- Daily living skills
Family therapy: Recognizing that mental health disorders can affect your entire family, we provide family therapy sessions so as to allow you and your loved ones the opportunity to process through the challenges you have faced and work towards coming together as a strong, healthy family unit. Family therapy sessions are led by counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists, depending on the specific needs of your family.
Experiential therapies: In order to provide you with a holistic approach to care as you learn to manage the symptoms of conduct disorder, we offer a number of experiential therapies that complement the more traditional forms of therapy. By taking part in these activities at our hospital, you can achieve healing on all levels – mind, body, and spirit. Our experiential therapies include the following:
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Movement / exercise
Continuing Care After Inpatient Treatment for Mental Illness
Inpatient treatment is often only the first step in the process of learning to fully manage the symptoms of conduct disorder. This level of care is designed to help you achieve stabilization and begin developing coping skills and additional tools that allow you to jumpstart your recovery. But once inpatient care has come to an end, you may benefit from receiving ongoing outpatient services. These services will help you solidify the skills you learned while in inpatient treatment, and truly thrive as you move forward.
Various levels of outpatient care are available. Our recommendations for the specific level that will be of most benefit to you will be based upon your unique needs and treatment goals. When you begin treatment at River Place, we will immediately start developing a discharge plan that will outline recommendations for follow-up care.
River Place is focused solely on providing inpatient care. However, once your time for discharge arrives, we will provide referrals for outside resources that deliver necessary continuing care.
At River Place Behavioral Health, we are dedicated to ensuring that all of your needs are met. Our support does not end when you leave our hospital. Instead, we will continue to provide ongoing encouragement and assistance as you step down to the next level of care and rejoin your community.
If you or a loved one is in need of comprehensive treatment to heal from the effects of conduct disorder, look no further than River Place Behavioral Health. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff members are available to answer any questions you may have, and to help you decide if our hospital is the right fit for you.