The Major Categories Of Disorder

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Assignment 8.1
Casey N. Gary
Concorde Career College

Some of the major categories of disorder include the following:
• Anxiety Disorders
• Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
• Dissociative Disorders
• Feeding and Eating Disorders
• Mood Disorders
• Neurocognitive Disorders
• Neurodevelopmental Disorders
• Personality Disorders
• Sleep-Wake Disorders
• Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders
• Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
• Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders

Mood Disorders
Mood disorders consist of a widespread range of mood issues, such as key depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder. Approximately 20.9 million American adults suffer from these disorders. Major
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People with dysthymia can also experience episodes of major depression.
Depressive disorders and major depressive disorder differ in severity and length of symptoms. Minor depression is defined by a period of at least two weeks of depression. Minor depressive episodes do not fully meet the criteria for major depression but can develop into major depression if left untreated.
Other forms of depression exist as well. Psychotic depression occurs when psychosis, a complete break from reality, and depression are both present. Postpartum depression is sometimes experienced by new mothers. This form of depression results from physical and hormonal changes combined with the pressure of caring for a newborn. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that affects people during times of decreased sunlight, particularly in the winter months when the days are shorter.

bipolar-disorderBipolar disorder is a dangerous and debilitating disorder that causes a person’s mood, activity and energy levels to shift unexpectedly. People with bipolar disorder experience severe mania, and they may or may not have episodes of depression. They usually have some periods of partial or full stability as well.

Substance-Induced Mood Disorders
The most common psychiatric co-occurring disorders are substance abuse and mood disorders. It is common for people with mood disorders to turn to substance abuse. The substance abuse, in turn, exacerbates
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