Information on Common Diagnoses

Individuals may face many different types of mental health and substance use disorder issues. To help individuals and their families better understand their diagnoses, we have compiled a few links to professional sites which have reliable information on several common disorders.

Diagnoses are commonly decided after a trained medical professional interviews a person and compares their symptoms to the types of illnesses and symptoms written in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). A person's symptoms may change over time, leading to changing diagnoses.

These resources are meant to serve as a starting point for your understanding.

Schizophrenia
Eating Disorders
Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders include Paranoid, Obsessive-Cumpulsive, Antisocial, Borderline, Schizoid, Passive-Agressive, and other disorders.

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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Bipolar Disorder
Dementia

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