The guide to mental illnesses
There are many different mental illnesses such as; down syndrome, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and many types of phobias. There is many types of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety. A panic disorder is when you get scared frequently for little things.
Social anxiety is the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self consciousness, and feelings of being negatively judged which soon leads to avoidance from other people. Another thing is a specific phobia. A specific phobia is an irrational fear of something that you should not be afraid of.
A cognitive disorder is what a persons brain deteriorates in function. This disease affects memory, language, and reasoning which is dementia. Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia
A conduct disorder is what a person regularly violates the rights of others are and breaks social rules. People with conduct disorders might bully people, start fights, or be cruel to animals. They also might damage property, steal, or set fires.
An eating disorder is when a person has a compelling need to starve, to binge, or to binge and purge. When you starve yourself it is known as the eating disorder Anorexia Nervosa. To binge is to eat a lot, a person with this disorder is more likely to be obese more than others. To binge and purge is known as bulimia, people with bulimia will binge or eat large quantities of food then they purge, or make themselves vomit.
A personality disorder is a in which a persons patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting interfere with daily living. An example of a personality disorder is antisocial personality disorder. People that are antisocial are often hateful, aggressive and irritable. Another example of a personality disorder is border line personality disorder, people with this disorder are after impulsive. Their feelings toward people can shift suddenly from love to anger.
Schizophrenia is a disorder where there is a breakdown in the logical process. People with this disorder tend to have hallucinations, delusions, and a distorted perception of reality. Actions, words, and confused and usually inappropriate. This disorder is not curable, but can be treated with medication.
A somatoform disorder is a disorder in which a person has symptoms of a disease but no physical cause can be found. A disorder in which someone is constantly worried about illness is called hypochondria. Hypochondriacs misinterpret aches, pains, and other symptoms and worry about developing an illness or disease although they are assured they are healthy.