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Common Mental Health Problems Students Face

The mental health issue can begin in very young students or arise later with teenagers. Frequently
mental health problems can reason difficulty for students with learning, playing, behavior, speaking and
emotional control of a student’s whole well- being just like physical health is. Mental health conditions
can obstruct a student’s ability to increase in school, at home, on sports teams, at work, and in greater

Educators spend much time with students, particularly observing them in educational and social
situations; teachers can provide help in recognizing probable mental health issues. Being able to identify
the signs of the most common health disorders can assist educators recognize possible problem more
quickly and work with school and the parents to help students they need.

1. Depression
Depression is one of the most common reason students drops out of school. Depression is a common
but serious issue that leaves you feeling helpless, completely separate from the world. It can impede
your life, making everyday tasks like studying, working, sleeping, eating difficult. Disorders of the brain
are called depressive illness likely caused by genetics combinations and biological, psychological and
environmental factors. Symptoms of depression are changed in sleep habits, sadness felling of being
overwhelmed, feelings of powerlessness, and feeling of hopelessness.

2. Anxiety

One of the most important ways that anxiety can display itself in students is not in the classroom at all.
Some students who are suffering from anxiety disorders are frequently absent due to the anxiety they
feel about school. Students with anxiety may struggle to finish work, have difficulty writing assignments
up to their high standards, excessive worry about grades or homework and have fear of failure or new
3. Autism spectrum disorders

Students with autism spectrum disorders may exhibit signs of significant social difficulties, repetitive
behavior, inability to read the nonverbal language and many more.

4. OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)

Students with obsessive-compulsive disorder have long-term thoughts and behaviors that they want to
repeat especially without any control. Symptoms of OCD is missing school work, low grades and lack of
classroom concentration because the obsession is so distracting.

5. Eating disorders

Affecting both female and male students, eating disorders include unhealthy eating habits obsession
with food and weight. Distraction by body image or unusual food habits may be a warning sign in the
classroom. However, eating disorders are frequently difficult to recognize because those with the
disorders thrive academically.

6. PTSD ( post-traumatic stress disorder)

Post-traumatic stress disorder may be difficult for teachers to notice in their classroom. PTSD develops
in children who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events. This type of disorder can lead to
flashbacks to the traumatic event with emotional and physical consequences. There is a broad range of
symptoms comprising hostility, self-harm, fear, and depression during exams.

7. CD (Conduct Disorder)

Students with conduct disorder may act as bullies, hiding own self-esteem issues with toughness.
Frequent absences, lying and discipline are all signs of the CD.

8. ODD (oppositional defiant disorder)

Students with ODD are typically negative, hostile and angry toward the educator and other students.
From blaming other students form mistakes to regularly challenging the rules of the classroom, it
influences all of the students in the class.

9. ADHD (Attention Deficit)

Easy distraction, short attention, too much talking and constant interruptions, as well as hyperactivity,
are just a few of the symptoms of this mental health disorder. This type of condition has a strong impact
on an ability of students to learn as well as a teacher’s ability to maintain the classroom. teachers can
refer students to mental health assessments if the condition is suspected.

If the teacher is able to notice some of the signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder she or he can
work with administrators, healthcare professionals to diagnose and ultimately help the student.