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A disorder in which a person experiences, in the absence of drugs or another medical condition, two or more weeks with five or more symptoms, at least one of which must be either depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure

Major depressive disorder


A disorder in which a person alternates between the hopelessness and weariness of depression and the over excited state of mania

Bipolar disorder


A hyperactive, wildly optimistic state in which dangerously poor judgment is common



A disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and/or diminished, inappropriate emotional expression



A group of disorders marked by irrational ideas, distorted perceptions, and a loss of contact with reality

Psychotic disorder


A false belief, often of persecution or grandeur, that may accompany psychotic disorders



A form of schizophrenia that can begin at any age, frequently occurs in response to an emotionally traumatic event, and has extended recovery periods

Acute schizophrenia


A form of schizophrenia in which symptoms usually appear by late adolescence or early adulthood. As people age, psychotic episodes last longer and recovery periods shorten

Chronic schizophrenia


An eating disorder in which a person (usually an adolescent female) maintains a starvation diet despite being significantly underweight; sometimes accompanied by excessive exercise

Anorexia nervosa


An eating disorder in which a person alternates binge eating (usually of high calorie foods) with purging (vomiting or laxative) or fasting

Bulimia nervosa


Significant binge eating episodes, following by distress, disgust, or guilt, but without the purging or fasting that marks bulimia nervosa

Binge eating disorder


Controversial, rare disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings

Dissociative disorders


A rare disorder in which a person a exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities

Dissociate identity disorder (DID)


An inflexible and ensuring behavior pattern that impairs social functioning

Personality disorder


A personality disorder in which a person exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family members; may be aggressive and ruthless or a clever con artist

Antisocial personality disorder