Last Updated: Sep 21, 2017
- Alcoholism: Topic Page
Disease characterized by impaired control over the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
- Anorexia: Topic Page
Lack of desire to eat, or refusal to eat, especially the pathological condition of anorexia nervosa, most often found in adolescent girls and young women.
- Autism: Topic Page
Autism, a condition of neurodevelopment, is more common in males, with onset typically in infancy. It is diagnosed when a child or adult has abnormalities in a ‘triad’ of behavioral domains: social development, communication, and repetitive behavior / obsessive interests.
- Bipolar Disorder: Topic Page
Any of several psychological disorders of mood characterized usually by alternating episodes of depression and mania — called also manic depression, manic-depressive illness.
- Depression: Topic Page
Disorder best defined as a collection of psychological symptoms including sadness; unhappy thoughts characterized by worry, poor self-image, self-blame, guilt and low self-confidence; downbeat views on the future; and a feeling of hopelessness.
- Dissociative Identity Disorder: Topic Page
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) has been one of the most controversial diagnostic categories in the history of psychiatry.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder is defined in the DSM-IV as the presence of either obsessions or compulsions (or both). Obsessions are defined as recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses or images that are experienced as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Topic Page
(PTSD), mental disorder that follows an occurrence of extreme psychological stress, such as that encountered in war or resulting from violence, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, or serious accident.
- Schizophrenia: Topic Page
Group of severe mental disorders characterized by reality distortions resulting in unusual thought patterns and behaviors.