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List of Mental Disorders and Symptoms

Many people all over the world suffer from mental health problems. The intensity may vary from
mild to severe in different individuals. The article gives a general list of mental disorders and
If you happen to take a look at the mental disorders and their symptoms, you will be surprised to see
the number of types in both children and adults. If a person is suffering from a mental illness, he/she
might behave normally, but there will be obstructions in the way of thinking and perceiving things.
Along with the types, there are many different signs and symptoms associated with these disorders.
Note that children mostly suffer from mental disorders due to mental retardation. Several tests show
that such abnormal conditions arise because of high stress levels, tension, mental shock, emotional
ups and downs, improper growth of the intellect, and other medical reasons. There are several kinds
of personality, anxiety, and mood disorders in the common mental disorders list. Take a look!
A General List of Mental Disorders and Their Associated Symptoms
Loss of interest
Poor concentration and memory
Thoughts of regret, self-hatred, and suicide
Loss of appetite
Lack of sleep
Alzheimer's Disease
Inability to memorize
Confusion and mood swings
Language breakdown
Long-term memory loss
Irritability and aggressiveness
Avoiding huge public places
Inability to travel to various places

Fear of having panic attacks

Feeling of helplessness
Detachment from the real world
Lack of emotions
Low personal hygiene
Loss of self-motivation
Memory issues
Social withdrawal
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Sleep disorders
Inability to concentrate and memorize
Lack of emotional responsiveness
Upsetting nightmares and dreams
Feeling of a bad future
Bipolar Disorder
Sadness and depression
Low self-esteem
Aggressive behavior
Lack of sleep
Social Anxiety Disorder
Fear of embarrassment
Trembling or shaking
Fear of being in public

Anorexia Nervosa
Excessive weight loss
Refusal to eat and skipping of meals
Indulging in excessive exercise
Social withdrawal
Lack of eye contact
Lack of conversation and speech
Being unaware of feelings and emotions
Repetitive body movements of the person
Extremely sensitive to light, touch, and sound
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Fear of contamination or getting dirty
Frequent washing of hands
Expecting excessive orderliness
Decisive instability
Subject to aggressive impulses
Rett Syndrome
Irritability and anger
Abnormal body movement and coordination
Lack of communication and thinking
Irregular heartbeats
Learning disabilities
Huntington Disease

Lack of energy and strength

Slurred communication
Extreme behavioral changes
Being aggressive for no reason
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Talking excessively
Disorganized daily schedule
Sudden change in moods
Excessive physical movement
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Violent behavior
Persistent lying
Bullying others
Irresponsible work nature
Violating rules and regulations
Borderline Personality Disorder
Feeling of being alone
Emotional instability
Anger and irritation
Unstable self-image
Lack of emotions or impulses
Munchausen Syndrome
Frequent hospitalization
Creating dramatic stories about health conditions

Feigning inconsistent symptoms to attract attention

Harming themselves
Seeking attention all the time
Asperger's Syndrome
Physical clumsiness
Impaired social reactions
Disrespectful and rude behavior
Lack of proper conversational ability
Lack of adherence to social conduct
Catatonia is a form of catatonic schizophrenia.
Extreme motor functions
Negative attitude
Unusual posture
Repetitive movements
Abnormal mannerisms
Conduct Disorder
Aggressive behavior
Destructive mindset
Substance abuse
Suicidal thoughts
Disorientation in decision making

Unclear speech
Psychogenic Amnesia
Emotional instability
Mild depression
Inability to memorize
Lack of sleep
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Inability to think normally
Loss of appetite
Note that there are many other types of mental illnesses and disorders, such as Tourette's disorder,
tardive dyskinesia, schizod personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, megalomania, and
many other such problems. Each mental illness has its own set of signs and symptoms that may
differ according to the level and extent of severity in the individual. The best treatment for a
majority of these abnormalities is professional and medical counseling.
Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only and should not be used as a
replacement for expert medical advice.