Common Types of

Behaviors, Disorders, and Mental Health Challenges

Disruptive, impulse control, and conduct

What are disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders (DIC)? DICs are a group of disorders that all involve impulsive behaviors, or a lack of self-control. Some of these include oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and intermittent explosive disorder. Acting before thinking - In psychology, impulsivity (or impulsiveness) is a tendency to act on a whim, displaying behavior characterized by little or no forethought, reflection, or consideration of the consequences. 

Obsessive and Compulsive

Can not stop thinking about or talking about a subject  -Obsessive-compulsive behaviors have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), and behaviors that drive them to do something over and over again (compulsions). Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts.

Social Anxiety Disorder - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. You could say social anxiety is the fear andanxiety of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people. It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person's life.

Dissociative disorders - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Dissociative disorders (DD) are conditions that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity, or perception. People withdissociative disorders use dissociation, as a defence mechanism, pathologically and involuntarily.

Insomnia - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep.

Clinical depression - major, post-partum, atypical, melancholic, persistent

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. ... Depression may require long-term treatment.

Panic disorder - panic attacks, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Panic Disorder. ... Panic attacks are accompanied by physical manifestations, such as heart palpitations, sweating, and dizziness as well as the fear of dying or becoming insane. Worry about having an attack may lead to additional anxiety and avoidance behaviors or to other problems in functioning.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) - causes, symptoms & treatment

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is much more than the normal anxiety people experience day to day. It is chronic and sufferers experience severe worry and tension, often without provocation. This disorder involves anticipating disaster, often worrying excessively about health, money, family, or work.

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - causes, symptoms, treatment & pathology

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Bipolar disorder (depression & mania) - causes, symptoms, treatment & pathologyy

Bipolar disorder was formerly called manic depression. It is a form of major affective disorder, or mood disorder, defined by manic or hypomanic episodes (changes from one's normal mood accompanied by high energy states).

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