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  • Addiction: Any of various addictions to substances or activities.
  • Anger: A strong feeling of displeasure and aggrevation
  • Anti-Social Personality Disorder: A psychiatric condition characterized by chronic behavioral and social problems which often involves criminal behaviour.
  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders are persistent and excessive feelings of fear, worry or uneasiness that are significant enough to have an impact on day-to-day life. Excessive anxiety can have repercussions on physical and mental health. There are a number of different subtypes of anxiety disorders such as General anxiety, Social anxiety, Phobias, Hypochondria and Obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
  • Bipolar disorder/cyclothymic disorder/hypomania:
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: A rare form of infant lung disease that usually occurs as a complication of ventilator use in premature babies.
  • Bulimia nervosa: Eating disorder with binging (overeating) and purging (vomiting).
  • Chemical addiction: Addiction to and abuse of various substances.
  • Child abuse: Physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of child.
  • Cyclothymic disorder: This disorder is a mild form of bipolar II disorder consisting of recurrent mood disturbances between hypomania and dysthymic mood.
  • Dependent Personality Disorder: A personality disorder that can be characterised by an excessive need to be taken care of
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Disorganization: Difficulty staying organized in society as a symptom
  • Dysthymia: Mild form of depression
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder: Behavioral disorder seeking attention and approval
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Episodes of explosively aggressive behavior
  • Kleptomania: Intense urge to steal. Usually kleptomaniacs have a near relative who suffers from a substance abuse disorder.
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Mental illness: Any psychological syndrome
  • Moodiness: Inappropriate moods or excessive mood changes
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A personality disorder that is characterised by a lack of social apathy and personal grandiosity
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder: Excessive paranoid beliefs
  • Personality disorders: A group of psychiatric disorders that are characterised but abnormal dysfunctional personalities
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: Stress following a traumatic event.
  • Psychiatric disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychological disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Pyromania: Compulsive arson and fire starting behavior disorder
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder: A personality disorder which is characterized by long term emotional coldness, indifference and criticism of others.
  • Suicidal behaviour: thought to kill oneself
  • Suicidal symptoms: Thoughts or actions toward suicide.
  • Suicide: Taking one's own life or attempting to do so.
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy: A condition which is characterized by complex partial seizures


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