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What Is a Mental Disorder ?

A mental disorder or a mental illness is a pattern of behavior or a psychological pattern in a person which isn't considered to be normal when compared to a healthy human being.

There are various forms of mental disorders which could be related to personality, mood, eating habits, anxiety and more. The process of diagnosing a mental disorder is usually different in different cases and most of the doctors have formulated their own methodology to diagnose a mental illness, which depends on patient's history and characteristics.

Types of disorders

The list of kinds of mental disorders isn't a short one. While the common types of disorder are mainly related to anxiety, mood swings and schizophrenia, there are various sub-categories of disorders specific to the mental state of the patient.

Here are some of the disorders.


  1. Obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD)

  2. Panic disorder

  3. Post traumatic stress disorder(PSTD)

  4. Depression

  5. Dysthymia

  6. Fear of a certain thing or Phobia

  7. Bipolar Disorder


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