Types of Psychological Disorders
Psychological disorders are defined as patterns of behavioral or psychological symptoms that impact multiple areas of life. These mental disorders create distress for the person experiencing these symptoms. How are these disorders categorized and defined? TheDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is published by the American Psychiatric Association and is used by mental health professionals for a variety of purposes. The manual contains a listing of psychiatric disorders, diagnostic codes, information on the prevalence of each disorder and diagnostic criteria.
Categories of psychological disorders include:
- Adjustment Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Developmental Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders