List of mental illnesses

The DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual), the U.S. standard reference for psychiatry, includes over 300 different manifestations of mental illness. Psychiatrists themselves are in dispute over how common some of these conditions are, or whether they should be listed as 'mental illnesses', and each version of the DSM is slightly different from the previous ones. The DSM is currently being revised and updated, and the next version will include new and refined diagnostic criteria and information. This is a portion of the currently recognised list of mental illnesses.

See Mental illness for more general information.



* Acute stress disorder
* Addiction
* Adjustment disorder
* Agoraphobia
* Alcoholism and substance abuse
* Amnesia
* Anxiety disorder
* Anorexia nervosa
* Antisocial personality disorder
* Asperger's syndrome
* Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
* Autism
* Autophagia
* Avoidant personality disorder


* Bereavement
* Bestiality
* Bibliomania
* Binge eating disorder (proposed)
* Bipolar disorder
* Boanthropy
* Body dysmorphic disorder
* Borderline Asperger Syndrome
* Borderline nonverbal learning disorder
* Borderline personality disorder
* Brief psychotic disorder
* Bulimia nervosa


* Delirium
* Delusional disorder
* Dementia
* Dependent personality disorder
* Depersonalization disorder
* Depression
* Derealization
* Disorder of written expression
* Disruptive behavior disorder
* Dissocial personality disorder
* Dissociative amnesia
* Dissociative disorder
* Dissociative fugue
* Dissociative identity disorder
* Down Syndrome
* Dyscalculia
* Dyscholalia
* Dysgraphia
* Dyslexia
* Dyspareunia
* Dyspraxia
* Dysthymic disorder


* Emotional disorder
* Encopresis
* Enuresis (bedwetting)
* Erotomania
* Exhibitionism
* Expressive language disorder
* Echolalia
* Echopraxia
* [postmortal selfcentering


* Factitious disorder
* Female and male orgasmic disorders
* Female sexual arousal disorder
* Fetishism
* Folie à deux
* Frotteurism


* Ganser syndrome
* Gender identity disorder
* Generalized anxiety disorder
* General adaptation syndrome


* Hallucinogen related disorder
* Histrionic personality disorder
* Hyperactivity disorder
* Primary hypersomnia
* Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
* Hypochondriasis
* Hyperkinetic syndrome
* Hysteria
* Huntington's


* Impulse control disorder
* Intermittent explosive disorder
* Insomnia


* Joubert syndrome


* Kleptomania


* Learning disorders


* Mania
* Male erectile disorder
* Munchausen's syndrome
* Munchausen by proxy
* Mathematics disorder
* Mental retardation


* Narcissistic personality disorder
* Narcolepsy
* Neurosis
* Neuroticism
* Nightmare disorder


* Obsessive-compulsive disorder
* Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
* Oneirophrenia
* Oppositional defiant disorder


* Pain disorder
* Panic attacks
* Panic disorder
* Paranoid personality disorder
* Paraphilias
* Parasomnia
* Pathological gambling
* Pedophilia
* Perfectionism
* Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Non Otherwise Specified
* Phobia
* Pica
* Posttraumatic stress disorder
* Postpartum depression
* Premature ejaculation
* Primary insomnia
* Psychoneurosis
* Psychotic disorder-non otherwise specified
* Pyromania


* Reactive Attachment Disorder
* Reading disorder
* Retts disorder
* Reduplicative paramnesia
* Rumination disorder

* Sadistic Personality Disorder
* Schizoaffective disorder
* Schizoid personality disorder
* Schizophrenia
* Schizophreniform disorder
* Schizothymia
* Schizotypal personality disorder
* Seasonal affective disorder
* Self-injury
* Separation anxiety disorder
* Sexual Masochism and Sadism
* Shared psychotic disorder
* Sleep disorder
* Sleep terror disorder
* Sleepwalking disorder
* Social phobia
* Somatization disorder
* Specific developmental disorder
* Specific phobias
* Speech Impediment
* Stereotypic movement disorder
* Stuttering


* Tourette syndrome
* Transient tic disorder
* Transvestic Fetishism
* Traumatic Stress Disorder
* Trichotillomania


* Vaginismus

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