Tag: Emotional Disorders


Causal Factors for Emotional Disorders

Of all the biological causes of emotional disorders, genetics is the most influential factor.  Such disorders as Down syndrome and Lesch-Nyhan syndrome are good examples of genetically linked emotional and behavioral disorders.  These disorders have such a debilitating effect on the child that they can deteriorate physical as well as emotional health of the entire family (Byrd, 1997).

Emotional and Behavioral disorders in children can be traced to a broad range of causes.  They could be broadly classified as biological and environmental causes.  The former includes such factors as . . . Read More

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