Individuals determined on the basis of a mental health assessment to have a serious emotional disturbance and display serious cognitive, emotional, and behavioral dysfunctions.
One of the following DSM-IV-TR diagnoses which is the focus of the treatment being provided:
The youth must meet at least ONE of the criteria below:
(Functional criteria has been purposely narrowed to descriptors of the most serious levels of functional impairment and are not intended to reflect the full range of possible impairments.)
The youth must meet criteria for functional impairment in two of the following areas. The functional impairment must: 1) be the result of the mental health problems for which the child is or will be receiving care; and 2) expected to persist
in the absence of treatment.
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