List of Top 3 Mental health disorder types, phobias and anxiety

Find out List of mental disorder types. They are very common and not noticeable in daily life but they can be dangerous for mental health of a person. Mental illness and health are interlinked.

Posted by Rukhma Khalid on May 08, 2023

Mental health vs mental health condition:

There is a big difference between “mental health” and “mental health condition”. In other words, you can say that mental health is associated with learning and creativity, positive social behavior, and physical health. While mental health condition on the other hand is a “negative mental health” which is associated with stress, bad social experience, and poor physical health.

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What are the 3 most common mental illness?

Some types of mental illnesses are described in the following:

  1. Anxiety disorders
  2. Mood disorder
  3. Schizophrenia disorder

1. Anxiety disorders:

Anxiety disorders generalized are the most common type of mental health disorder, everyone experience this type to some extent. People have anxieties due to some object or situation and try to avoid contact or exposure to the object which triggers their stress or anxiety. An excessive fear which may affect daily life such as restlessness, episodic sleep, inadequate concentration, etc is anxiety disorder. Symptoms of axiety disorders are vary from person to person. Anxiety disorder test are used to treat this condition.

Anxiety disorder types:

Following are some examples of anxiety (stress) disorders.

  1. Panic disorder
  2. Phobias

• Panic disorder:

There are many different types of phobias. That is described below:

  • Simple phobia (which is the uneven fear of a particular scene)
  • Object, or animal-like fear of spiders
  • Social phobia (individuals with social phobia are scared of judgment by others. They avoid exposure to social environment)
  • Agoraphobia ( fear of a situation where getting away is difficult like a moving train or an elevator)
Types of mental illness disorder

There are many different types of phobias. That is not understood by doctors.

    1. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    2. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

• Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Anxiety disorder OCD is a disorder in which an individual experiences constant stressful thoughts. They have an urge and are force to perform repetitive acts such as washing hands.

• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur when a person experiences or observers a shocking or stressful event and thinks that his life and other people’s lives are in danger. The person can just feel afraid of the situation and can do nothing.

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2. Mood disorder:

Mood disorder meaning in that people with these conditions have severe mood swings generally involving obsession, the lapse of high energy and happiness, or stress and depression. Treatment for mood disorder include mood disorder medicines to cure this condition. It has mainly two types:

  1. Major depression
  2. Bipolar disorder

• Major depression:

In major depression, an individual experiences long periods of extreme sadness and show very little or even no interest in enjoyable events.

• Bipolar disorder:

A person with bipolar disorder sometimes has a high-energy mood and this condition is related to an obsession which is associated with depression.

3. Schizophrenia disorder:

Schizophrenia define is a condition associated with a range of disorders that have psychotic properties. It develops mostly between the ages of 16-30 years when individuals have distorted thoughts and it is difficult for them to process the information. Schizophrenia disorder symptoms have negative impact on body.