Understanding and accommodating students with depression in the classroom
It can result in a substantially diminished capacity to cope with the demands of daily life.A mental illness is a hidden disability; it is rarely apparent to others. Major depression may be characterized by a depressed mood most of each day, a lack of pleasure in previously enjoyed activities, thoughts of suicide, insomnia, and consistent feelings of worthlessness or guilt.
I remember feigning a stomachache for two weeks in second grade in order to go home from school.
Back then, the principal and my mom caught on that I was feeling anxious about being away from home.
At the age of 18, a Chico State student started experiencing the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
During military boot camp, he had a manic episode, but this was misdiagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Students with psychiatric disabilities are entitled to reasonable academic accommodations as provided by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 19 amendments.