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Emotional Disturbance (ED)

Manifestation of symptoms of a mental health disorder in a child or adolescent. In the educational context, condition that, over a long period of time and to a marked degree, consistently interferes with student's learning process and adversely affects student's educational performance. As a disability category under IDEA, includes depression, fears, and schizophrenia.
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