In simple terms, Behavioral health means the relationship between behavior and health. It’s also described as the well being of mind, soul, and body. It will be added that behaviors such as eating habits, drinking alcohol, or exercising and how they affect physical or mental health.
However as per the MEHAF, during the 1970s and 1980s, behavioral health “refers almost exclusively to behaviors that promote health or prevent disease. Later, the term came to include behaviors that help people manage the disease. Earlier, behavioral health included mental health.
Behavioral also refers to a treatment of addictions, marriage and family counseling, psychiatry, Management of chronic diseases, and mental health. And it also includes the services for Health which are provided by the social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, and therapists.
Differences in Behavioral Health and Mental Health
As per the WHO(World Health Organization) Mental health is defined as a state of well-being from which all the person or individual realizes their potential, and they can face-off the normal stresses of life, they are able to work productively and fruitfully.
Many factors are covered by Your mental health such as your psychological condition, your biology, and your habits. On the other hand, the impacts of your habits on your overall mental and physical well being are examined by your Behavioral Health.
Behavioral Health Disorders
The pattern of disruptive behavior is involved in children when behavioral disorders cause, and it will last for at least six months and create problems in home, school, and social situations. Almost everyone exhibits some of these behaviors on time, but when we talk about behavior disorders this is more serious.
The list given below are some Behavioral Disorders :
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Defiant behavior
- drug use
- criminal activity
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Conduct Disorder