How common is EBD?
Similarly, you may ask, what percentage of students have true behavioral disorders?
Keeping this in consideration, is EBD a mental illness?
EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDER (EBD). Definition. An emotional and behavioral disorder is an emotional disability characterized by the following: (i) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and/or teachers.
To be diagnosed with an EBD, a person must demonstrate an established pattern of one or more of the following: Withdrawal or anxiety, depression, problems with mood, or feelings of low self-worth. disordered thought processes with unusual behavior patterns and atypical communication styles.