Concerns & Issues
Mental health problems range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions. The majority of people who experience mental health problems can get over them or learn to live with them, especially if they get help early on.
Concerns & Issues
- Grief & Loss
Disorders & Illness
A mental disorder or illness covers a wide range of conditions that affect mood, feelings, thinking, and behavior. They may be occasional or long-lasting (chronic) They can affect your ability to relate to others and function each day. While not a comprehensive list of every mental disorder, the following list includes some of the major categories of disorders.
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Bipolar & Related Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders – Everyone can experience anxiety, but when symptoms are overwhelming and constant — often impacting everyday living — it may be an anxiety disorder.
- Trauma & Stress-Related Disorders
- Dissociative Disorders
- Somatic Symptom Disorders
- Psychological Eating Disorders
- Psychological Sleep Disorders
- Disruptive/Impulse Control Disorders
- Depressive Disorders
- Substance-Related/Addictive Disorders
- Neurocognitive Disorders
- Schizophrenia Spectrum & Other Psychotic Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
- Personality Disorders
A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. Along with the mood swings, bipolar disorder causes changes in behavior, energy levels, and activity levels. Bipolar disorder used to be called other names, including manic depression and manic-depressive disorder.
A group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with daily functioning.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
A disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave clearly. Schizophrenia is a serious brain illness. People who have it may hear voices that aren’t there. They may think other people are trying to hurt them. Sometimes they don’t make sense when they talk. The disorder makes it hard for them to keep a job or take care of themselves.
Obsessive compulsive disorder
A serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.