Challenges associated with Emotional Disturbance include socialization & behaviour and learning difficulties which may lead to: Inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
Inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers & teachers.
Inappropriate types of behaviour or feelings under normal circumstances
General pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression
Tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems Affective Characteristics include: depression, anxiety disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, eating disorders, OCD, psychotic disorders, suicidality