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Chrome 2001
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Conversion Disorder
A conversion disorder is a relatively uncommon mental disorder in which a person has physical symptoms that no medical condition, physical examination or testing can explain.
Dysthymia
Dysthymia, also called dysthymic disorder, is a form of depression. It is less severe than major depression, but usually lasts longer.
Hypochondriasis
Hypochondriasis is a persistent fear of having a serious medical illness.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Antisocial personality disorder, like other personality disorders, is a longstanding pattern of behavior and experience that impairs functioning and causes distress.
Delusional Disorder
Delusional disorder is classified as a psychotic disorder, a disorder where the person has trouble recognizing reality.
Somatization Disorder
A person with somatization disorder is chronically preoccupied with numerous "somatic" (physical) symptoms over many years. These symptoms, however, cannot be explained fully by a non-psychiatric diagnosis.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is characterized by poor self-image, a feeling of emptiness, and great difficulty coping with being alone.

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Panic
Panic Disorder
Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. A person with panic disorder has panic attacks.

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Obsessive-Compulsive
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
In obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) a person is troubled by a pattern of intrusive, distressing thoughts and repetitive behaviors.

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Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Illness or Manic Depression)
Bipolar disorder, which used to be called manic depressive illness or manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by wide mood swings from high (manic) to low (depressed).

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Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects about 1 in 100-200 girls or women in the United States. A person with this disorder limits eating and by definition weighs at least 15% less than his or her ideal weight.
Obesity and Depression
Based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics, 59% of American men and 49% of American women are overweight.

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Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a chronic (long-lasting) brain disorder that is difficult to define and is easily misunderstood. Although symptoms may vary widely, people with schizophrenia frequently have a hard time recognizing reality, thinking logically and behaving naturally in social situations.

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Phobias
Phobia
A phobia is a persistent, excessive, unrealistic fear of an object, person, animal, activity or situation.

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Post-Traumatic Stress
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), distressing symptoms occur after a frightening incident. For the most part, a person with this disorder must have experienced the event himself or herself, or witnessed the event in person.

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Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
In generalized anxiety disorder, a person has frequent or nearly constant, nagging feelings of worry or anxiety. These feelings are either unusually intense or out of proportion to the real troubles and dangers of the person's everyday life.

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