With regards to accurately listing as well as defining and effectively explaining some of the most common characteristics which are attributed to students whom are diagnosed with behavior disorders quite frequently, the list overlaps. To briefly explain this “overlapping” this essentially means that in effect, multiple mental health/behavioral disorders oftentimes shares several of the same characteristics, symptoms, and qualities). For example, the behavior disorder known as Bi polar Disorder can present itself in two different forms of the illness that being Bipolar One and Bipolar Two.
Specifically, a child or individual (student), living with either forms of “Bipolar” may at times, experience symptoms which look as though they “mimic” other mental health/behavioral disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Paranoia and even Schizophrenia, such as in certain cases directly involving “Manic Episodes” of Bipolar Two Disorder. While Bipolar One children and adults, may exhibit signs & symptoms of Anxiety (reoccurring intrusive thought patterns, continuous flight of thoughts, increased energy and an boastful and rather “inflated” yet highly inadequate “self-image” and sense of “self-worth” oftentimes comparable to that of an individual who is an Narcissist.
In addition, “Depression Disorders” oftentimes exhibit signs and symptoms oftentimes witnessed in Anxiety, Dependent Personality Disorders (characterized by the lack of both starting & finishing projects and tasks, relying upon the “viewpoint” of others to feel an obtain a sense of “self-worth” tolerance of poor, abusive treatment and extreme fear), as well as Avoidant Personality Disorder (highlighted by and individual being too sensitive (feelings), Feelings of inadequacy being inferior to others, unattractive, sheer avoidant of work or any other activities which relates to “interpersonal relationships” (contact) and even, “Borderline Personality Disorder”, which is characterized by feelings of emptiness, frequent and reoccurring thoughts of suicide.
The characteristics attributed to students who were found to have “Behavioral Disorders” are largely diverse in their respective ranges because, neither psychologist, sociologist and mental health professionals alike can’t seem to “pinpoint” nor accurately identify the exact causes of the various mental health or behavioral illnesses and disorders. Since it is believed that in general, there are several noteworthy forces at play, it is this direct notion as well as particular ideology that stems from the ever popular, “Nature versus Nurture Theory”. Specifically, the “Nature versus Nurture Theory”, is in fact one of the oldest and most prominent theories in the fields of both sociology as well as psychology. In particular, and as it directly relates to the Nature versus Nurture Theory”, the debate focuses extensively upon the extent to which one’s own genetics” or environmental influences as well as life experiences effect the development of our personalities as well as directly affect our capacity to cope within the society in which we coexist and the environment in which we were brought up in (originated from).
This hypothesis highlights that the given “hereditary components” and “genes” passed over from a child(ren) from their biological parents could thus cause these children to be effectively predisposed to certain specific mental health and behavior disorders based upon the specific individual’s DNA. The other side of the argument extensively focuses on the individual(s) particular “environmental factors” in one’s own personal life, which oftentimes does have the most profound and direct environmental effect on not only ones up bring, but also their specific personality (and all corresponding traits, qualities and characteristics) which may ultimately contribute to their behavior/mental health disorder.
Today, the many issues surrounding the populations “Mental Health” as well as “Behavior Disorders” is taken very seriously within our society, with extensive help being provided to both public as well as private schools across the nation, in addition to high schools, college campuses and universities across the continental United States of America. It is because of this help as well as the development of health and wellness assessments that “help” on a much large and massive scale is beginning to take shape. Todays unlike in previous generations not only are mental healthcare professional taught the signs and symptoms of both mental health disturbances as well as behavioral disorders. Fortunately, now more and more schools, their teachers, school nurses, guidance counselors and even family healthcare practitioners (such as doctors, nurses and their staff members) have become increasingly aware of the growing need to treat mental health illness and behavior disorders.