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.
Six out of 10, 62%, saw more emotional disturbances and 53.
To advocate for adults with a serious mental illness, children with a serious emotional disturbance, and other individuals with mental illnesses.
The results showed that the quality of life improved in the dogs that had successfully lost weight, in particular vitality scores increased and the score for emotional disturbance and pain decreased.
Many of the problems associated with the under identification of students with behavioral and emotional problems for appropriate supports and services are attributed to the federal definition of emotional disturbance found in IDEA (Gresham, 2005, 2007; Hughes & Bray, 2004; Merrell & Walker, 2004).
An emotional disturbance is defined by IDEA as follows:
CMCC is funded through a federal grant and aims to increase access to appropriate services and allow for coordination of care for youths who are at risk of hospitalization or residential care because of a serious emotional disturbance.
Dr Nathan said although Ferguson was not mentally ill, there was evidence of his vulnerability to emotional disturbance.
It also addresses the latest requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) relevant to students with emotional disturbance, as well as IDEA's emphasis on functional behavioral assessment and its implications in the development of behavioral intervention plans.
3 million children and adolescents in the United States have a serious emotional disturbance that undermines functioning and presents risk for their future.
Each child of an HD parent has a 50-50 chance of inheriting the HD gene, which causes programmed degeneration of brain cells and results in emotional disturbance, loss of intellectual faculties and uncontrolled movements.