Most Common Psychological Disorders

Saturday, Aug 22, 2020, 8:31 am
By:Tony Williams

1.Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People with obsessive compulsive disorder experience recurring thoughts (the obsession) and repeated actions (the compulsions) to help control their thoughts. For example, a person may have recurring thoughts of harm, and in order to control the thought, may have to lock and unlock the door over and over again, until the thought it gone. This can debilitate some people, who have rituals that last hours.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)-Most Common Psychological Disorders

2.Panic Disorders

Panic attacks are very real to the person experiencing them. For no apparent reason their body reacts to a perceived threat, resulting in rapid heart beat, dizziness, nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, chest pains, loss of control, feeling as if they are smothering, and terror. It is the flight of fight response activated in the body, where if a person was in real danger they would feel these very feelings, but in these cases, there is no threat.

Panic Disorders-Most Common Psychological Disorders


Symptoms of schizophrenia include hearing voices, delusions, disorganized speech, emotional flatness, hallucinations, and disorganized or catatonic behavior. People who suffer from this disorder claim to hear voices that command them to do things or who are trying to harm them. This can cause them to do harm to others, or to harm themselves, sometimes committing suicide.

Schizophrenia-Most Common Psychological Disorders

4.Personality Disorders

Personality disorders can range from antisocial personality to avoidant personality and borderline personality disorder. Those who are antisocial have little regard for others, while avoidant personality sufferers are fearful of social situations. Borderline personality is described as a person who is unstable and impulsive, finding it hard to sustain relationships.

Personality Disorders-Most Common Psychological Disorders

5.Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is often diagnosed in children who have a hard time sitting still and concentrating on one thing. Genetics is often to blame, along with brain injury, alcohol or smoking during pregnancy and environmental exposure to things such as lead, as well as premature delivery and low birth weight babies.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)-Most Common Psychological Disorders

6.Anxiety Disorder

A person with anxiety disorder is overcome with worry and stresses themselves out for no apparent reason. Anticipating disaster, anxiety sufferers experience heart palpations, nausea, sweating, trembling and muscle tension. Anxiety can be treated with proper medication and therapy, but some people choose to self medicate with alcohol, which can worsen the condition in the long run.

Anxiety Disorder-Most Common Psychological Disorders

7.Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder sufferers experience severe mood shifts, from manic to depressive. In the manic state they are abnormally high and upbeat, while in the depressive state, they are low and overcome with sadness. Most people with this disorder are diagnosed by the age of 25, if they seek help in that time period.

Bipolar Disorder-Most Common Psychological Disorders

8.Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder covers three disorders that include, Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Atypical Autism. With Autism, most children are not diagnosed until they are between one and half to two years old, and boys are more prone to the disorders than girls. There is no cure, but early intervention can help children to lead a more functional life.

Autism Spectrum Disorders-Most Common Psychological Disorders

9.Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder arises when a person is under abnormal amounts of stress. It is most commonly found in soldiers who have experienced horrific losses and have seen things that are more than disturbing. However, this disorder can affect anyone who is put into a situation that shakes them to the core, such as a mass shooting, a car accident, a bombing, etc.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-Most Common Psychological Disorders

10.Eating Disorders

Anorexia and bulimia are two of the most common eating disorders that affect women more than men, and more girls than women. This isn't just a case of someone not wanting to eat for fear they will get fat, this is a disorder where the person actually sees themselves as fat when they look in the mirror.

Eating Disorders-Most Common Psychological Disorders


ph0bias are irrational fears that can result from either a traumatic experience or from having an anxiety disorder. Fear of spiders, snakes, or dogs are ph0bias that may have begun with a bite, while fear of elevators and other closed spaces, are ph0bias most likely resulting from being trapped somewhere, somehow.

ph0bias-Most Common Psychological Disorders


Depression is one of the most common psychological disorders in America. People who have never experienced true clinical depression, often think this is just a sad mood, and don't give depression sufferers the respect they deserve. This is a true disorder that originates in the brain through lack of serotonin.

Depression-Most Common Psychological Disorders



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