General Signs of Distress

Nervousness Agitation Increased irritability Undue aggressive or abrasive behavior Excessive procrastination Marked change in class participation or quality of work Poorly prepared work Little or no work completed Infrequent class attendance Depression Lack of energy Marked change in personal hygiene Withdrawal Fearfulness Dependency (e.g., the student who hangs around you or makes excessive appointments to see you) Indecisiveness Confusion Bizarre, alarming, or dangerous behaviors.