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Emotional And Behavioral Disorder

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) is a broad category which is used commonly in educational settings, to group a range of more specific perceived difficulties of children and adolescents. The symptoms of this Disorder -Difficulty to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors, maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers, pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression, physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.

A child who internalizes their emotions is said to be suffering from Depression, and experience loss of interest in activities including social activities, work, and life. Words and phrases that are commonly used with children who externalize are extroverted, under-controlled, and acting out. This includes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Conduct Disorder. These children act out their emotions instead of holding them in, exhibiting behaviors such as fighting, bullying, cursing, and other forms of violence.