psychological problemsIt can be difficult to differentiate between an underlying psychological disorder and the negative effects of everyday stressors and worries. Not to mention the fact that the term ‘psychological problems’ has a negative connotation in our society, and the amount of prescriptions for psychological disorders has been gradually increasing. It’s enough to make anyone feel as though they have mental problems! While psychological problems are no joking matter, it’s important to understand the differences between the symptoms that point to a disorder and the symptoms that are common throughout the population on a day to day basis.

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There are six main types of psychological problems that we’ll be focusing on: anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders and somatoform disorders.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are classified by an abnormal and excessive fear, anxiety or worry, either in general or over something specific.

Eating Disorders

Mood Disorders

Personality Disorders

Psychotic Disorders

Somatoform Disorders

Do You Have a Psychological Problem?

psychological problemsWhile reading through the descriptions of many of these disorders, you may have said “oh yeah, I do have these symptoms sometimes!” Most people experience symptoms of many of these disorders in small amounts throughout their life, depending on what is happening at the time. If you are experiencing minor symptoms that don’t affect the way you live on a day to day basis, you have nothing to worry about. If these symptoms become debilitating, it’s important to speak to a professional to determine the best course of treatment. If you do have a psychological problem, you are not alone,  and there is treatment available for you.

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