emotional disturbance


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Noun1.emotional disturbance - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominantemotional disturbance - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
clinical depression, depressive disorder, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
manic disorder, mania - a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
bipolar disorder, manic depression, manic depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
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And as a fact, in such cases the emotional disturbance set up in Alexey Alexandrovitch by the sight of tears found expression in hasty anger.
When returning from the races Anna had informed him of her relations with Vronsky, and immediately afterwards had burst into tears, hiding her face in her hands, Alexey Alexandrovitch, for all the fury aroused in him against her, was aware at the same time of a rush of that emotional disturbance always produced in him by tears.
Emergent Theme One: Practitioners identified emotional disturbance along three inter-related dimensions--a social, behavioral, and emotional.
Facilities for children and youth with severe emotional disturbance were limited, inadequate, and in some regions completely lacking.
According to the United States Department of Education (USDOE) approximately 2% of school-age children in the United States have been determined to have some form of an emotional disturbance.
Marsh (2004) observed that students with emotional disturbance often have multiple problems, observing, as one example, that only 42% graduate from high school.
Adding to the problem of adequately serving students with emotional disturbance is the fact that many states have adopted non-categorical teacher certification in the area of special education.
There has to be something that really leads to emotional disturbance or upset.
As shown in Table 1, specific learning disabilities and emotional disturbance were the two largest categories of primary disability identified, followed by mental retardation, multiple disabilities, and other health impairments.
The "Final Report" of the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, a federal panel created in 2002 to "promote successful community integration for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance," calls for the "total transformation" of America's "mental health delivery system.
Finally, the children do not have other primary disabilities such as mental retardation or emotional disturbance (Lerner, 2000).
They then challenge the implicit suggestion that the etiology of emotional disturbance is a function of external factors (e.