List Of Mental Disorders

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Old 06-Oct-2010
List Of Mental Disorders

You might have come across people with peculiar kind of mental illnesses. Such people make you wonder that how lucky life has been to you and how unfair destiny has been for the people with such a malady. There are several different forms of mental disorders, some severe and some mild. The cause of different mental disorders can be attributed to the development process and the genes of a person. The treatment and medical approach also differs from one mental illness to other. Some might just require counselling and therapy, while others might require medication along with therapy and counselling. This article puts forward different types of mental illnesses for you to read and understand the impact it has on a person’s mind and thinking process, which causes a change in that person’s behaviour and social living.

Psychological Disorders List

Reduplicative Paramnesia
A person suffering from ‘reduplicative paramnesia’ is under a delusion that certain place or thing has been duplicated, or that the same person or place is in two or more locations at the same time, or that it has been relocated.

Cotard Delusion
This is a rare psychiatric disorder in which a person believes that he or she is dead or is decaying or has lost all their blood and internal organs. The people suffering from this mental disorder can also at times have a delusional belief of them being immortal. They are in the impression that they are on the path of extinction.

Diogenes Syndrome
Diogenes syndrome is a mental condition in which a person gives up living. The patient will display extreme self negligence and will try and withdraw from people and society as a whole. The behaviour of these people will also display compulsive dishoarding, caring for nothing or no one till the time they complete what they are doing. People with this disorder do not care about personal hygiene, and will collect trash and will store in items. This disorder is mostly found in old people.

Stockholm Syndrome
Another unique kind of a mental disorder is ‘Stockholm syndrome’. It is a psychological response seen in a hostage. This psychological response makes the abducted hostage show emotions like sympathy, loyalty or even abidance with the abductor instead of displaying emotions like hatred, fright and other usual emotions that a hostage would display.

Lima Syndrome
Lima syndrome is a psychological reaction similar to that in Stockholm syndrome, the only difference being here that the abductor or the person who has taken hostages shows sympathy and a friendly attitude towards the hostages and their needs and plights.

Stendhal Syndrome
This is a neurotic illness that makes a person dizzy, nervous, confused and the person’s heart beat increases rapidly once he or she is exposed to a piece of art. This condition of confusion and hallucination is faced by the patient if the painting or art form he or she is exposed to is beautiful or has plenty of art forms within one frame.

Jerusalem Syndrome
This is a term used to identify a group of mental problems which involves obsessive ideas relating to religion and religious illusions. People who fall under this label are obsessed by religious delusions and their activities and beliefs revolve around their mental illusion.

Capgras Delusion
This is a strange type of a mental disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief and thinks that one of his or her family members has been replaced by an identical looking person. The mental condition is seen mostly in patients with schizophrenia. The patients get doubtful on the identity of one of the close family member and remains upset due to their presence.

Fregoli Delusion
This particular mental disorder has an impact just opposite to what a capgras delusion has on its patients. This mental disorder makes a person feel that different people are actually one single person who changes appearance or puts on a disguise.

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