Emotional Disorders


/e·mo·tion·al/ /dis·or·ders/

Emotional and behavioral disorders is a broad category which is used commonly in educational settings, to group a range of more specific perceived difficulties of children and adolescents.

Emotional disorders may include the following type of characteristics:

– An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers
and/or teachers.

– An inability to learn which cannot be adequately explained by intellectual, sensory or
health factors.

– A consistent or chronic inappropriate type of behavior or feelings under normal

– A displayed pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.

Common emotional disorders among adolescents include, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, behavioral disorders and personality disorders. Although very common among troubled teens, those who struggle with emotional disorders are in need of immediate therapeutic treatment. If left untreated, teens may develop negative coping mechanisms which may have life long consequences, such as drug addiction and self harming.