Emotional Disturbance (Links updated, Feb. 2014) (A legacy resource from NICHCY)


The mental health of our children is a natural and important concern for us all. The fact is, many mental disorders have their beginnings in childhood or adolescence, yet may go undiagnosed and untreated for years. We refer to mental disorders using different “umbrella” terms such as emotional disturbance, behavioral disorders, or mental illness.

Tag(s): After High School Behavior Disability Characteristics Elementary Emotional Disabilities High School Mental Health Middle School Paraprofessional Parent/Family Preschool Professional Resources State/National Organizations