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Guidelines for Documentation of Psychiatric Disorders

Students with psychiatric disorders must provide the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) with documentation that meets general documentation guidelines established by this office. This information not only serves to validate the presence of a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is useful in providing information which supports accommodation needs. All documentation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Psychiatric Disorders

Students who have been diagnosed as having a psychiatric disorder may be eligible to receive services through the Office of Student Disability Services if the disability significantly limits major life activities. Examples of psychiatric disorders are major depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and adjustment disorders.

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