DEFINITION OF SPECIFIC MENTAL DISORDERS
– Disturbance in mood or prolonged emotional state.
– a mood disorder characterized by overwhelming feeling of sadness, lack of interest in activities and perhaps excessive guilt or feeling of worthlessness.
– a mood disorder characterized by euphoric states, extreme physical activities,excessive talkativeness, distress and sometimes grandiosity.
– a mood disorder in which periods of mania and depression alternatesometimes with periods of normal mood intervening.
– an illogical and maladaptive responses to early negative lifeevents that leads to feeling incompetence and unworthiness that are reactive.
– disorder in which anxiety is a characteristic feature or the avoidance specificof anxiety seems to motivate abnormal behavior.
– anxiety disorder characterized by an intense, paralyzing fear of something.
– anxiety disorder characterized by excessive, inappropriate fearsconnected with social situations or performances in front of other people.
– an anxiety disorder that involves multiple intense fear of crowds, public places and other situations that require separation from a source of security such as thehome.
– an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent panic attack in whichthe person suddenly experiences intense fear, terror without any reasonable cause.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder – an anxiety disorder characterized by prolongedvague
but intense fear that is not attached to any particular object or circumstance.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
– in which a person feels driven to think disturbingthoughts or to perform senseless rituals.
– A disorder in which there is real physical illness that islargely caused by psychological factors such as stress and anxiety.
- disorders in which there ia an apparent physical illness for which there is no organic basis.
- A somatoform disorder characterized by recurrent vaguesomatic complaints without physical cause.