Emotional Disturbance (ED)

  • We refer to mental disorders using different “umbrella” terms such as emotional disturbance, behavioral disorders, or mental illness. Beneath
    these umbrella terms, there is actually a wide range of specific conditions that differ from one another in their characteristics and treatment.
    These include (but are not limited to):

    • anxiety disorders;
    • bipolar disorder (sometimes
    called manic-depression);
    • conduct disorders;
    • eating disorders;
    • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and
    • psychotic disorders