Overview of Mental Health Conditions
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder where there are significant problems with attention, hyperactivity or acting impulsively.
Everyone experiences anxiety sometimes, but when it becomes overwhelming and repeatedly impacts a person’s life, it may be an anxiety disorder.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that makes it difficult to socialize and communicate with others.
Bipolar disorder causes dramatic highs and lows in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. Also known as manic-depressive disorder.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by severe, unstable mood swings, impulsivity and instability, poor self-image and stormy relationships.
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch; it’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding and treatment.
Dissociative disorders are spectrum of disorders that affect a person’s memory and self-perception.
Early Psychosis and Psychosis
Psychosis is characterized as disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real and what isn’t.
When you become so preoccupied with food and weight issues that you find it hard to focus on other aspects of your life, it may be a sign of an eating disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder causes repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions (compulsions).
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is the result of traumatic events, such as military combat, assault, an accident or a natural disaster.
Schizoaffective disorder is characterized primarily by symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations or delusions, and symptoms of a mood disorder, such as depressive or manic episodes.
Schizophrenia causes people to lose touch with reality, often in the form of hallucinations, delusions and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.