Types Of Mental Health Disorders

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Mental Health is of course a tricky subject with many forms and unique symptoms to every person that is diagnosed with a mental health disorder. For many people  I believe When they hear of mental health disorders they initially are frightened by that because they do not fully understand that people with mental health disorders can actually live healthy normal functioning lives but they have set schedules for medication,therapies,etc. Over all people with mental health are pretty damn awesome! Mental health does not mean it needs to cripple people although it can at times, I understand this first hand. three years ago I was diagnosed with severe Major depressive disorder, PTSD( Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder) ,Severe Anxiety (I know its  a lot) And this year I was diagnosed with and eating  disorder EDNOS(Eating Disorder NON Otherwise Specified) EDNOS is a very complex form of eating disorder because it has symptoms of Anorexia,Bulimia, and Binge eating disorder all though more teens and young adults are diagnosed with EDNOS than another eating disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that follows experiencing or witnessing an extremely traumatic, tragic, or terrifying event. People with PTSD usually have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to. Other disorders include:

Common Disorders

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol/Substance Dependence
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD/ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder: Overview,Symptoms
    • Major Depressive Episode
    • Hypomanic Episode
    • Manic Episode
    • Mixed Specifier (Formerly Mixed Episode)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD, see Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern)
  • Social Anxiety Phobia

Dissociative Disorders

  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Dissociative Amnesia
  • Dissociative Fugue
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder(MPD)
  • Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)

Feeding & Eating Disorders

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Pica

Sleep & Wake Disorders                           

  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorder
  • Hyper-somnolence (Hypersomnia, Primary)
  • Insomnia Disorder
  • Nightmare Disorder
  • Narcolepsy
  • Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Non-Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Arousal Disorders (Sleep Terror Disorder & Sleepwalking Disorder)

    These disorders typically aren’t diagnosed until an individual is a young adult, often not until their 20′s or even 30′s. Most individuals with personality disorders lead pretty normal lives and often only seek psychotherapeutic treatment during times of increased stress or social demands. Most people can relate to some or all of the personality traits listed; the difference is that it does not affect most people’s daily functioning to the same degree it might someone diagnosed with one of these disorders. Personality disorders tend to be an intergral part of a person, and therefore, are difficult to treat or “cure.”Learn more about personality disorders and personality traits…
    • Antisocial Personality Disorder
    • Avoidant Personality Disorder
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Dependent Personality Disorder
    • Histrionic Personality Disorder
    • Multiple Personality Disorder, see Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
    • Paranoid Personality Disorder
    • Schizoid Personality Disorder
    • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
And now here is a wonderful quote by Demi Lovato


Childhood disorders, often labeled as  developmental disorders or  learning disorders, most often occur and are diagnosed when the child is of school-age. Although some adults may also relate to some of the symptoms of these disorders, typically the disorder’s symptoms need to have first appeared at some point in the person’s childhood.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders(Formerly Asperger’s, Autistic Disorder, & Rett’s)
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Autism
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Disorder of Written Expression
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Encopresis
  • Enuresis
  • Expressive Language Disorder
  • Mathematics Disorder
  • Mental Retardation, see Intellectual Disability 
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Reading Disorder
  • Rumination Disorder
  • Selective Mutism
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Social (Pragmatic)