Mental disorders list

Here are ten different sorts of mental illnesses.


Depression affects millions of teenagers and adults in the United States and around the world. Each person's symptoms may differ. Some people may experience grief and cry for no apparent reason. Some people find themselves sleeping more than usual and dreading the thought of starting their day. Some people with severe depression may feel hopeless or consider suicide. Ketamine therapy is a novel treatment we offer in our office that has been shown in studies to help people with depression and suicidal thoughts.


Anxiety disorders can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, from generalized worry to panic episodes. Anxiety disorders are also characterized by fear, dread, insomnia, post-traumatic stress, nightmares, racing thoughts, and phobias. A mental health professional can analyze your symptoms to establish the type of mental illness you're dealing with.


Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an acronym for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The illness was previously known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD), but it was renamed in recent years because it was discovered that hyperactivity (the "H") can occur without inattention in certain persons. Impulsive actions are frequently associated with other ADHD symptoms. You may have heard that ADHD is typically present in children, yet 50% of children do not outgrow it and instead have inattentive symptoms as adults.


The inability to fall or stay asleep is known as insomnia. Even if you can fall asleep, it can be tough to wake up in the middle of the night and fall back asleep. Insomnia is a sleep problem that has been linked to mental diseases such as sadness and anxiety. Learning improved sleep habits or taking certain drugs with the help of a mental health expert can greatly improve symptoms. In addition, once you've figured out what's causing your sleeplessness, it'll be much easier to deal with.

Substance Abuse & Addiction

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition, lists prescription and illicit drug and alcohol addictions as mental health disorders (DSM 5). You may encounter severe, possibly life-threatening symptoms depending on your medicine of choice. A co-occurring disorder affects the majority of addicts and substance abusers. They have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or another untreated ailment in addition to their addiction.

The more addiction treatment you can undergo, the better. It is beneficial to get help, whether it be medical detox or outpatient counseling.

Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that affects people in

Bipolar disorder refers to the illness's two emotions, which are on opposite ends of the spectrum from one another. On the one hand, there is depression. Bipolar depression might make you feel like you can't get out of bed or that you've got the blues. Your depressive symptoms cycle to the other extreme of the range, mania, in bipolar disorder. Mania is sometimes viewed as a good thing since it gives you a lot of energy and allows you to accomplish a lot. You may, nevertheless, engage in potentially fatal hazardous behaviors. When you relapse into a depressive state, the resulting crash can be catastrophic to you, your family, and even your job.


Although the exact cause of schizophrenia is unknown, it is thought to begin with "genetic predisposition plus environmental triggers." You may have moments when you are out of touch with reality if you have schizophrenia. You may experience hallucinations, delusions, and be unable to converse effectively.


If you have been through stressful circumstances, you may get PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Traumas such as war, sexual assault, and natural disasters can all result in PTSD. Severe anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, and the inability to regulate your thoughts about the experience are all symptoms of PTSD. You may be overwhelmed with memories and thoughts about the trauma you experienced. A novel therapy technique for PTSD is showing promising results. Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is the name of the technique. However, it must be done by a registered EMDR professional.

Eating Illnesses

The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder. Many people who suffer from eating disorders feel powerless in other areas of their lives. The only thing they have control over is what goes into and out of their bodies. Caloric restriction is the primary goal of anorexia. Bulimia causes a person to binge eat and consume large amounts of calories. They will feel guilty and compelled to eliminate the food they have consumed once they have finished feasting. Binge-eating disorder is characterized by excessive food consumption without the accompanying purge. The guilt, on the other hand, is tremendous

Borderline Personality Disorder is a type of personality disorder.

The inability to sustain positive social relationships is thought to be a symptom of borderline personality disorder. Your emotional stability deteriorates, you become impulsive, and your self-esteem suffers. Your moods can range from apprehension of desertion to outbursts of rage. These kinds of feelings are usually uncontrollable. Borderline personality disorder might make you feel paranoid.