The Disorders: Categories & Examples: The DSM & Diagnosable Mental Health Disorders

The diagnosable disorders in the DSM can be categorized as follows (A List of Psychological Disorders):

  1. Neurodevelopmental — includes intellectual disability defined by IQ tests, communication disorders including stuttering, autism spectrum and ADHD
  2. Bipolar and Related — includes bipolar disorder, mania and depressive episodes
  3. Anxiety Disorders — includes generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, panic disorder and separation anxiety disorder
  4. Trauma & Stressor-Related — includes acute stress disorder, adjustment disorders, PTSD and reactive attachment disorder
  5. Dissociative — includes dissociative amnesia, DID and depersonalization disorder
  6. Somatic Symptom & Related — includes somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorder, conversion disorder and factitious disorder
  7. Feeding & Eating — includes anorexia, bulimia, rumination disorder, pica and binge-eating disorder
  8. Sleep-Wake — includes narcolepsy, insomnia disorder, hypersomnolence, breathing-related sleep disorders, parasominas and restless legs syndrome
  9. Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct — includes kleptomania, pyromania, intermittent explosive disorder, conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder
  10. Substance-Related & Addictive — includes alchohol, cannabis, inhalant, stimulant, tobacco use disorders and gambling disorder
  11. Neurocognitive — includes delirium and cognitive disorders due to medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s, HIV, Parkinson’s, substance use, vascular disease and others
  12. Personality — includes antisocial, avoidant, borderline, dependent, histrionic, narcissistic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal personality disorders.