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4 Criteria used to determine psychological disorders

Maladaptive, Disturbing, Atypical, and Irrational/Unjustifiable.

System used by clinicians in diagnosing various psychological disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Person is continually tense, apprehensive and aroused.


Persistent irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object or subject.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Unwanted and repetitive actions.

Panic Disorder

A minute lang episode of terror. Feeling of dread. Continual event.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Traumatic event. Symptoms-flashbacks, and withdrawal

Dissociative Amnesia

Selective memory brought on by extreme stress.

Dissociative Fugue

A person flees from their home and identity and is followed with amnesia.

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Person exhibits two or more personalities.

Major Depressive Disorder

Person for no reason experiences depressed moods, self loathing, and lack of pleasure in regular activities for two weeks.


Hyperactive and wildly optimistic plans.

Bipolar Disorder

Swap between depression and mania.

Paranoid Schizophrenic

Feel like they are someones target/being watched.

Disorganized Schizophrenic

Speech/train of thought is out of place and disorganized, flat affect, and disorganized emotions.

Catatonic Schizophrenic

Immobility and extreme negativity, repetitive and fixed on something.

Undifferentiated Schizophrenic

Left over. Doesn't fit into these categories exhibit symptoms but don't fit in a category.

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Person lacks a conscience for wrong doings even to family and friends. My be aggressive and ruthless or a con artist.

Histrionic Personality Disorder

A constant need for praise and reassurance, over dramatic.

Narcissist Personality Disorder

Everything revolves around them. Believe they are better than everyone else.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Person experiences unstable way of thinking and unstable personality and erratic behavior.

Paranoid Personality Disorder

Person suspects without sufficient basis that others are exploiting, harming and deceiving.

Schizoid Personality Disorder

Person shows emotional coldness, detachment and flat affect. Don't want relationships.

Schizotypical Personality Disorder

Displays odd, eccentric or peculiar behavior.

Avoidant Personality Disorder

A person who views themselves as socially inept, unappealing and inferior to others.

Dependent Personality Disorder

a person who feels they are inept and poor self image however they need advice and reassurance from others.


The state of being seriously mentally ill; madness, extreme foolishness or irrationality.


A hallucination is a perception in the absence of external stimulus that has qualities of real perception


An idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder.


to impress the mind or move the feelings of


Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations. Neurotic behavior is typically within socially acceptable limits.


A mental disorder characterized by a disconnection from reality.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

A mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year.

Conversion Disorder

A conversion disorder causes patients to suffer from neurological symptoms, such as numbness, blindness, paralysis, or fits without a definable organic cause.


An eating disorder causing people to obsess about weight and what they eat.


A serious eating disorder marked by binging, followed by methods to avoid weight gain.