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.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post traumatic stress disorder(PSTD)
- Fear of a certain thing or Phobia
- Bipolar Disorder