PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Symptoms usually depend on what specific mental illness you may have. In all conditions, symptoms are chronic and consistent and they interfere with emotions, socialization, and even psychical wellbeing.


“The specific causes of psychological disorders are not known, but contributing factors may include chemical imbalances in the brain, childhood experiences, heredity, illnesses, prenatal exposures, and stress. When a person experiences mood or cognitive problems or behavioral issues for a long time, a psychological evaluation may be beneficial, and a diagnosis of a psychological disorder may follow. Treatment frequently involves psychotherapy to work on behaviors, skill development, and thought process. A person may be hospitalized for coexisting medical problems, serious complications, severe disorders, or substance abuse. Medications can be quite helpful for some psychological disorders. Properly treated, people who have psychological disorders often improve; however, relapses are possible. Left untreated, some psychological problems can lead to academic, legal, social and work problems. Alcohol poisoning, drug overdose, suicide, and violent behavior are other potential complications.”(Health Grades)

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

PTSD is a stress induced psychological disorder in which a person has experiences and witnessed a traumatic event such as sexual assault, war, a natural disaster, a serious accident or injury, death, or more(Psychiatry).

OCD AND RELATED DISORDERS

"Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over" (NIMH)

ADHD

"Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development"(NIMH)

 

SCHIZOPHRENIA

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is complex and long term. Schizophrenia affects anywhere between 0.25-0.64% of adults in the US. The two most distinctive symptoms are hallucinations and delusions. But symptoms also include issues with cognition, socialization, behavior, mood, and more(Rethink).

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

BPD is a mentally illness that is character by an inability to manage emotions effectively. BPD is often misdiagnosed by mood instability, bipolar, autism, CPTSD, and more.  There are nine symptoms used to diagnose. There is an estimated 2% of the US Adults with BPD. Treatment includes psychotherapy and medication. People with BPD mainly struggle with controlling their thoughts or emotions which mainly effects their interpersonal relationships. They may have co-occuring disorder such a depressive disorders anxiety disorders, eating disorder, or substance abuse. 1/10 people with BPD commit suicide. There is still more to learn about BPD.