College students with psychological disorders have a variety of different individual needs for strategies and accommodations. Psychological disorders include the following diagnosis:
- Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The educational impact of psychological disorders often includes difficulty focusing attention and concentration on tasks; problems organizing‚ planning‚ and completing tasks; and‚ at times‚ the need to miss class. In addition‚ there may be issues with thought processes (either to fast or too slow)‚ and difficulty maintaining receptive posture. With medication and behavioral strategies‚ students can generally learn to manage these symptoms and focus and process information competently. It is important for students with psychological disorders who are preparing to enter CSULA register with the OSD (OSD) soon after acceptance. The OSD can play a vital role in providing students with information‚ resources‚ and support to improve their efforts in making these transitions and completing their educational degree programs.
Students must provide current documentation of their diagnosis to the OSD and schedule an appointment to discuss their accommodation needs. See Psychological Disorders documentation guidelines for more information.