Mental Disorders

From depression to schizophrenia, mental disorders vary greatly in severity and impact on daily life. Learn about the causes and treatments available for a variety of mental disorders.


Experts are divided on whether animal hoarding should be considered a separate mental disorder from general hoarding.

Now in its fifth edition, the DSM is the bible of diagnosing mental disorders in the U.S. Adding or removing a condition from the manual can greatly impact public opinion, as well as pharmaceutical and insurance practices.

Doctoral programs are extremely grueling and stressful at times, but a new study shows they can even spark some serious psychiatric problems.

Scientists believe that coffee bubble phobia — a symptom of trypophobia, or a fear of holes — could be an evolutionary aversion to parasites.

Although it's rare, there are cases of two people sharing the same psychotic condition. How does that happen?

Casually using psychiatric terms for personality quirks can be harmful to people who actually have these illnesses.

Your average psychopath isn't a ruthless killer. It's far likelier you'll find them running for office, leading a company or just enjoying a cup of coffee next to you at work.

Imagine being afraid that if someone touches you or that if you sit down, you'll break. That's what life was like for someone with the glass delusion.

Food scientists dub sound 'the forgotten flavor sense.' A new study looked at how sound factored into how much we ate, with some interesting results.

Is social media turning us all into raging narcissists? Probably not, but that doesn't mean your friends aren't sick of your selfies.

Violent behavior within six months is significantly more likely in people with mental illness if they've experienced these three risk factors.

Fine dining is full of intense pressure and really long hours for food professionals. One nonprofit is trying to change that reality.

Financial hardship. Work deadlines. A trip to Paris. Wait, what? A visit to the City of Light is enough to send you off the deep end?

Some blame coulrophobia, or the irrational fear of clowns, on Pennywise, the psycho clown in Stephen King's 1986 book "It.” But clowns started scaring people long before that.

How's this for a suicide statistic: Every year roughly 14% of Americans die as a result of suicide. Get more suicide prevention and awareness statistics

Suicide warning signs and symptoms may be hard to detect, but recognizing them may save a person's life. Learn the top suicide warning signs and symptoms

Co-dependency often begins in childhood, triggered by unhealthy family dynamics. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for co-dependency.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by a distorted self-image and difficulty controlling emotions. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for borderline personality disorder.

Personality disorders affect the way a person sees and interacts with the world, from attitudes to relationships to behaviors. Learn about the types of personality disorders and treatment options.

People with dissociative identity disorder (DID) form alternate personalities that take command of their body. Learn about the warning signs of DID and possible causes.

Paranoia is a personality disorder characterized by an overwhelming feeling of distrust and suspicion of other people and their motives. Learn about the signs and treatments for paranoia.

Celebrities aren't exempt from mental health issues. This list includes some of Hollywood and history's most well-known names who have or are dealing with various disorders.

Sure, you know what bipolar disorder is. It’s that condition where you just have dramatic mood swings and you get lots done during the manic episodes … right? Not quite.

What are the symptoms of Body Integrity Identity Disorder? Find out more about this rare and unusual mental disorder.

Learn more about the rare and unusual mental disorder, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. Find out what causes these fairy tale-like symptoms.