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In general, mental health issues may be grouped
in three categories:
Serious emotional disturbances that affect children -- basically, mental
illnesses that occur in those younger than 18.
Developmental disabilities affecting adults and children; click for details
about specific disabilities.
The Louisiana Mental Health Code defines mental illness as "a substantial
disorder of thought or mood that significantly impairs judgment, behavior,
capacity to recognize reality, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of
Major types of mental illness: ADHD. Anxiety. Bereavement. Bipolar Disorder.
Borderline Personality Disorder. Conduct Disorder. Depression. Eating
Disorders. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Panic
Disorder. Phobias. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Reactive Disorder.
Schizophrenia. Self-Injury. Substance Use Disorder.
Serious Emotional Disturbance
A serious emotional disturbance means a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or
emotional disorder that severely disrupts a child's or adolescent's ability to
function socially, academically, and emotionally, at home, in school, or in the
community, and has been apparent for more than a six month period.
Developmental disabilities are a diverse group of severe chronic conditions
that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. People with developmental
disabilities have problems with major life activities such as language,
mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living. Developmental
disabilities begin anytime during development.