Top 20 psychiatric disorders


Othello syndrome -pathological jealousy:

• type of paranoid delusional jealousy

• false absolute certainty of the infidelity of a partner

• preoccupation with a partner's sexual unfaithfulness based on unfounded evidence

Illness anxiety disorder:

• Also called hypochondriasis or health anxiety

• worrying extremely that you are or you may become seriously ill.

• no physical symptoms


• Also called Persistent depressive disorder,

• continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression.

• lose interest in normal daily activities

• feel hopeless

• lack productivity

• low self-esteem

• feeling of inadequacy

Somatoform disorder:

• group of psychiatric disorders

• myriad of clinically significant

• unexplained physical symptoms

Amotivational syndrome:

•  chronic psychiatric disorder

•   variety of changes in personality

• changes in emotions and cognitive functions

• lack of activity

• inward-turning

• avolition

• apathy

• incoherence

• blunted affect

• inability to concentrate

• memory disturbance.

Body dysmorphic disorder:

• also called body dysmorphia,

• mental health condition

• person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance.

• flaws are unnoticeable to others

• People of any age can have this disorder

• most common in teenagers and young adults


• fear of being in condition where escape might be difficult

• help wouldn't be available if situation go wrong.

• agoraphobia is simply a fear of open spaces

• more complex condition.

• may be fear of travelling on public transport

social anxiety disorders:

• also called social phobia,

• long-term and overwhelming fear of social situations

• usually starts during the teenage years.

• can be very distressing

• big impact on your life.

• may be it gets better as you get older.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD ):

• common

• chronic

• long-lasting  

• uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts

• feels the urge to repeat over and over


• also called Illness anxiety disorder

• OR health anxiety

• worrying excessively that you are or may become seriously ill

Panic anxiety disorder (PAD ):

also called anxiety disorder

• regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear

• feelings of anxiety and panic

Post traumatic stress disorder (PSTD):

• develops in some people who in a past experienced  a shocking, scary, or dangerous situations.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD):

• persistent feeling of anxiety

• interferes with how you live your life

• not the same as occasionally worrying about things

• experience frequent anxiety for months

• GAD develops slowly

Conduct disorder:

• behaviour disorder

• child has antisocial behaviour.

• genetic and environmental factors may play a role

• Children with other mental health issues are more likely to have this disorder.

Oppositional defiant disorder(ODD):

• behaviour disorder

• diagnosed in childhood

Children with ODD are

• uncooperative

• defiant

• hostile

toward parents, teachers, and other authority persons.

Learning disorder:

• child has difficulty in one or more areas of learning,

• intelligence or motivation is not affected.

symptoms are.

• Difficulty telling right from left.

• Reversing letters

• words

• numbers

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs):

group of conditions that can occur in a child whose mother drink alcohol in the period of her pregnancy

Adjustment disorder (AjD):

• group of symptoms

• stress

• feeling sad

• feeling hopeless

• With some physical symptoms after going through it.

Amentia / intellectual disability disorder:

• Mental retardation

• condition of arrested

• incomplete development of the mind

• impairment of skills

Conversion disorder:

• experiences blindness

• paralysis

• other symptoms affecting the nervous system

• Symptoms begin suddenly

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD ):

• neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood.

• diagnosed in childhood.

• trouble in paying attention. 

• controlling impulsive behaviours.

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