- An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
- An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
- Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
- A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
- A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
Emotional disturbance includes schizophrenia. The term does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance under paragraph (c)(4)(i) of this section. ~Sec. 300.8, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- American Academy of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America
- Center for Parent Information & Resources
- Division for Emotional Behavioral Health
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- National Eating Disorders Association
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- National Mental Health Information Center