Behavioral modification therapies are used to treat potentially self-destructing behaviors and replace them with good habits that encourage a healthy lifestyle. This technique is commonly used by psychotherapists, psychiatrists and other qualified professionals to treat chronic pain and a variety of anxiety and mood disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, social phobia, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It can also help treat certain mental disorders, such as autism, personality disorders, substance abuse and eating disorders. Behavioral therapy will only be pursued if you are diagnosed with a disorder or condition that your doctor believes can be managed with this treatment. After a thorough evaluation that may include a psychiatric evaluation, blood tests and behavioral screenings, your doctor will create a plan of care that works best for you.