Psychological Disorders and Diseases

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The page provides quick access to a list of common psychological diseases, syndromes, health conditions, and other topics of health importance. The list is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to respective diseases sections that serve as a comprehensive and ultimate guide about the disease or health condition.

Mental disorder or psychiatric disorders is a model of behavioral or psychological symptoms which creates impact on multiple areas of our life. These disorders affect our thinking, feelings, actions and relationships with people and objects around us. They create a distressful situation for the person experiencing these symptoms.

Mental illnesses have become extremely common. Its symptoms may vary in individuals and usually range from mild to severe. Mental disorders occur as a result of several factors such as stress, nutrition, exposure to environmental hazards, genetics and social and cultural influence.

In the United States, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used to create awareness about mental disorders. It is a structured manual to study insurance coverage, psychiatric diagnosis and treatment recommendation. This manual helps in understanding and dealing with psychological diseases and produces effective results to improve mental balance of an individual.

Common mental disorders include depression, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, dementia, certain developmental disorders such as autism and intellectual disabilities.