The following list represents some of the most common mental health disorders. Please note that the prevalence and order may vary depending on different studies and populations:
- Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias, are characterized by excessive and persistent feelings of fear, worry, or anxiety.
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Also known as clinical depression, MDD is a mood disorder marked by persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, and a range of physical and emotional symptoms.
- Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder involves cycles of extreme mood swings, including manic episodes (elevated mood, increased energy) and depressive episodes (low mood, decreased energy).
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Symptoms include intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance, and hyperarousal.
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, often leading to challenges in daily functioning.
- Eating Disorders: Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder involve disturbances in eating behaviors, body image, and weight regulation, often leading to significant physical and psychological consequences.
- Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects an individual’s thinking, perception, emotions, and behavior. Symptoms may include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, and social withdrawal.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): OCD involves recurring and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) that individuals feel driven to perform to alleviate anxiety or distress.
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): BPD is a personality disorder characterized by unstable emotions, difficulties in relationships, impulsive behaviors, and a fragile self-image. It often involves a fear of abandonment.
- Substance Use Disorders (SUD): Substance use disorders refer to the problematic use of substances, including alcohol, drugs, or other addictive substances, leading to significant impairment in various areas of life.
It is important to remember that mental health disorders can vary in severity and impact from person to person. If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health challenges, seek professional help from a qualified mental health provider by calling (405) 912-5145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org