A psychiatric disorder is a mental illness diagnosed by a mental health professional that greatly disturbs your thinking, moods, and/or behavior and seriously increases your risk of disability, pain, death, or loss of freedom

Types and Symptoms of Common Psychiatric Disorders

  • Depression
  • Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating Disorder
  • Autism Disorder
  • Stress
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine
  • ADHD
  • OCD


  • Confused thinking
  • Reduced ability to concentrate
  • Deep, on-going sadness, or feeling “down”
  • Inability to manage day-to-day stress and problems
  • Trouble understanding situations and other people
  • Withdrawal from others and from activities you used to enjoy
  • Extreme tiredness, low energy, or sleeping problems
  • Strong feelings of fear, worry, or guilt
  • Extreme mood changes, from highs to lows, often shifting very quickly
  • Marked changes in eating habits
  • A change in sex drive
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Excessive anger, hostility, and/or violence
  • Suicidal thinking