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behavior disorder

[bi′hāv·yər dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
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Musisi et al [4] conducted a comparative study on behavioural and emotional disorders of primary school-going orphans and non-orphans in Uganda.
If you suspect that you are experiencing depression, anxiety or another emotional disorder, talk to your healthcare professional about treatments that can work for you, and call 1-800-344-4867 to talk to an MS Navigator for more support and resources in your area.
Helping professionals are the staff in schools providing direct services to children with emotional disorders.
The Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders report for Policymakers recommended the proven approaches for management of emotional disorder as follows: Strengthening families by targeting problems such as substance use or aggressive behavior; teaching effective parenting skills; improving communication; and helping families deal with disruptions such as divorce or adversities such as parental mental illness or poverty.
The three-year study found children who had three or more stressful events were three times more likely to develop emotional disorders than those who had not.
1996), while there is rising evidence that disorders in children typically exist concurrently with other disorders (Mrazek, Biglan, & Hawkins, 2004), and while 1 in 10 children possess a serious emotional disorder causing impairment in school or home (Friedman, Katz-Leavy, Manderscheid, & Sondheimer, 1996), there remains evidence of significant unmet needs.
Of the 1,039 looked after children who participated in the survey, 467 (45%) fulfilled ICD-10 criteria for any disorder, 384 (37%) for conduct disorder, 125 (12%) for emotional disorder (ED) and 73 (7%) for hyperkinetic disorder (HK), with many children receiving more than one diagnosis.
Thus nail-biting can be anything from a bad habit to an outward symptom of a medical or emotional disorder.
Taken together, the data suggest that it may be better to eschew a narrow definition of functional abdominal pain as a gastrointestinal disorder and to treat FAP as an emotional disorder.
Keywords: children, co-occurring disorders, developmental disability, emotional disorder, intellectual disability, mental health policy, mental retardation, psychiatric disorder
He and his colleagues found that children placed in foster care were less likely to have an emotional disorder than were children who were institutionalized, but no significant differences were found between the prevalence of behavioral disorders between the two groups.
Sexual behavior is a security concern if it involves a criminal offense, indicates a personality or emotional disorder, may subject the individual to undue influence or coercion, exploitation, or duress, or reflects lack of judgment or discretion.