Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder: a vague, generalized apprehension or feeling that one is in danger
  • Phobic Disorder: an intense and irrational fear of a particular object or situation
  • Panic Disorder: an extreme anxiety that manifests itself in the form of panic attacks which are sudden, helpless terrors such as an overwhelming fright one may experience when attacked by a predator
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: constant recurrences of the same fearful thoughts that interfere with daily life
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: condition in which a person who has experienced a traumatic event feels severe and long-lasting aftereffects
Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorder: condition in which there is no apparent physical cause
  • Conversion Disorder: changing emotional difficulties into a loss of a specific voluntary body function
  • Hypochondriasis: condition in which a person who is in good health becomes preoccupied with imaginary ailments
  • Dissociative Disorder: disorder in which a person experiences alterations in memory, identity, or consciousness
  • Dissociative Amnesia: the inability to recall important personal events or information; is usually associated with stressful events
  • Dissociative Fugue: dissociative disorder in which a person suddenly and unexpectedly travels away from home or work and is unable to recall the past
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder: a person exhibits two or more personality states, each with its own patterns of thinking and behaving
Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders 
  • Schizophrenia: a group of disorders characterized by confused and disconnected thoughts, emotions, and perceptions
  • Major Depressive Disorder: severe form of lowered mood in which a person experiences feelings of worthlessness and diminished pleasure or interest in many activities
  • Bipolar Disorder: disorder in which an individual alternates between feelings of mania (euphoria) and depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: development of a deep depression in the midst of winter
9/23/2013 12:24:21 pm

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