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Mental Disorders

An illness of the mind that can affect the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a person, preventing him or her from leading a happy, healthful, and productive life.

Organic Mental Disorders

Caused by physical problems that imairs brain function either perminaintly or temporarily

Functional mental disorders

Stems from a person's enviornment

Organic disorders

chemical imbalances or physical abnormalty


Severe irreversible loss of mental ability. Can't remember names, conversations, and suffer from lack of judgement.


Rapidly becoming confused and lose their awareness of their environment

Developmental disorders

Disorders that begin to show signs in early childhood


Child is emotionally detatched from their surroundings. Like order. Usually very intelligent

Attention Deficit Disorder

Child's inability to maintain concentration or focus.

Manic depression

(bipoler) Wildly elated and impulsive people . Appear happy, extra energy, can lead to violent behavior

Anxiety disorders

Condition in which anxitety is the main symptom or is the result of trying to control certian behaviors

Anxiety and panic disorder

A constant state of tension with no cause


Unreasonable fear of a situation or object

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Persistant thoughts interrupt thingking, and they undergo certain

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Tramatic events cause severe streess for a long time; "Shell Shock"


People strongly believe that they're ill when they're not.

Personality Disorders

Personality traits that prevent people from interacting with others in a healthy way

Anti-social personality disorder

Feel little sense of responcibility, have to respect for the rights of others, and no sign of a conscious. (Serial Killers)

Paranoid personality disorder

having an unfounded suspicioun and mistrust of others. Feel cheated, spied upon, followed, harrassed (and think it's happening)

Schizoid personality disorder

A deep withdrawl from people. They neither desire or enjoy close relasionships. They don't like praise OR criticism. Shows emotional coldness (take the night shifts)

Passive-aggressive personality disorder

Quietly defiant until they're corrected; then the blow up. Strongly resist cooperation with others. Forget commitments and responcibilities

Dissociative disorders

Condition in which a personality suffers sudden change


Sudden inability to remember basic personal information

Multiple Personality disorder

A person develops two or more separate personalities


a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation

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