At one time or another everyone feels upset or distressed. However, there are three levels of concern which, when present over time, suggest that these problems may be outside the norm. It is important to consider each type of behavior in context for the individual in question.
When an individual is emotionally troubled (e.g., depressed, manic, unstable), you may observe the following behaviors:
In an individual exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior, you may observe the following:
When an individual is deficient in skills that regulate emotion, cognition, self, behavior and relationships, you may observe the following:
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