In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), a mental disorder is conceptualized as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress or disability, or with significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability or an important loss of freedom.

Examples, Subsets and Synonyms for Psychiatric Disorders:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders
  • Oppositional-Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Phobias

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