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What is mental disorder? This health concern covers a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior. The most common types are:
- Clinical depression: A mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.
- Anxiety disorder: A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities
- Bipolar disorder: A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.
- Dementia: A group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with daily functioning.
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
- Schizophrenia: A disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave clearly.
- Obsessive compulsive disorder: Excessive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
- Autism: A serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.
- Post traumatic stress disorder: A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.