Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health services offered in Goodyear, Tempe, Mesa and Sun City, AZ
Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health services offered in Goodyear, Tempe, Mesa and Sun City, AZ

If you struggle with disruptive behaviors, emotional outbursts, mood swings, substance use, or any other mental health challenge, you can turn to the behavioral health specialists at Leading MDs in Goodyear, Tempe, Sun City, and Mesa, Arizona. They offer comprehensive care for all behavioral health conditions, including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, wellness screenings, and holistic care that supports your overall health. Leading MDs offers a walk-in clinic, same-day appointments, and telemedicine visits. Call the office if you have questions or want to schedule an appointment. Online booking is coming soon!

Behavioral Health Q&A

What is behavioral health?

Behavioral health encompasses the many issues affecting your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This broad field includes mental health, neuropsychiatric, behavioral, and substance use disorders. 

Challenging behaviors that affect your physical health may or may not be associated with mental health issues. For example, difficulty sleeping is included under the behavioral health umbrella.

When would I need behavioral health care?

The providers at Leading MDs offer compassionate behavioral health care for many conditions that fall into the following three categories:

Mental health disorders:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance use disorders (including alcohol abuse)
  • Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

All mental health disorders are part of behavioral health, along with some (but not all) developmental disabilities.

Neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive disorders:

  • Dementia
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease

Neurocognitive disorders are caused by nervous system injuries and diseases. However, they often cause emotional and behavioral symptoms treated by the mental health specialists at Leading MDs.

Behavioral disorders

This group includes several conditions that cause disruptive, oppositional, and destructive behaviors. Two examples, conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder, are often diagnosed in children and teens but also occur in adults.

What signs do behavioral health challenges cause?

These conditions can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:

  • Excessive worry, fear, and dread
  • Sadness, hopelessness, and a low mood
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Anger and angry outbursts
  • Blaming others (for your mistakes)
  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • Impulsive, risk-taking behaviors
  • Hyperactivity
  • Excessive arguing
  • Defiant behavior
  • Resentment
  • Aggression
  • Lying

The symptoms caused by behavioral health conditions are frequent and severe enough to disrupt your personal, social, and work life.

How are behavioral health conditions treated?

Your Leading MDs provider begins by talking with you, learning about your symptoms and challenges, and completing a psychiatric evaluation.

After diagnosing the condition causing your symptoms, they develop a treatment plan that may include medication management, therapy, and in many cases, both. As holistic providers, they may also recommend nutritional and other lifestyle changes.

If you need help with behavioral health symptoms or have questions, call Leading MDs today, use online booking, or walk into the office for help.