COVID-19 Notice: Barton Health remains prepared to care for those with COVID-19. Please read our up-to-date information, including how to access to care and current visitation policies. Learn more.
  • 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Health

Diseases & Conditions   - Adult Health Library

Adult Health Library

Mental Health Disorders

Back

  • Adjustment Disorders

    Adjustment Disorders What is an adjustment disorder? An adjustment disorder is defined as an emotional or behavioral reaction to an identifiable stressful event or change in a person's life that is c...

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa (or simply anorexia) is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and food. People who suffer with this behavior problem have a distorted bo...

  • Anxiety Disorders

    Anxiety Disorders There are several anxiety disorders that require the clinical care of a psychiatrist or other mental health professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have p...

  • Behavior Disorders

    Behavior Disorders Behavior disorders (sometimes referred to as disruptive behavior disorders) are the most common reasons children are referred for mental health evaluations and treatment. Many type...

  • Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge Eating Disorder What is binge eating disorder? Binge eating disorder is an illness that resembles bulimia nervosa and is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating or bingeing. It differs...

  • Bulimia Nervosa

    Bulimia Nervosa What is bulimia nervosa? Bulimia nervosa, usually referred to as bulimia, is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) and usually followed by purging (self-induced vo...

  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

    Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation What is a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation? A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation may be necessary to diagnose any number of emotional, behavioral, or develo...

  • Conduct Disorder

    Conduct Disorder What is conduct disorder (CD)? Conduct disorder is a behavior disorder, sometimes diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by antisocial behaviors which violate the rights of ot...

  • Depression and Suicide

    Depression and Suicide More than 90 percent of people who commit suicide have a diagnosable mental disorder, most commonly a depressive disorder or a substance abuse disorder. Warning signs of suicid...

  • Dysthymia

    Dysthymia What is dysthymia? Dysthymia, also known as dysthymic disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood disorder) that often resembles a less severe, yet more chroni...

  • Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders The term eating disorders refers to a variety of disorders. The common feature of all the eating disorders is abnormal eating behaviors. Eating disorders are serious mental health pr...

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder What is generalized anxiety disorder? Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) causes its sufferers chronic and exaggerated worry and tension that seem to have no substantial c...

  • Glossary - Mental Health Disorders

    Glossary - Mental Health Disorders | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [retur...

  • Home Page - Mental Health Disorders

    Topic Index Statistics Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Psychiatric Treatment Team Knowing When To Seek Treatment Mood Disorders Anxiety Disorders Eating Disorders Personality Disorders Schizophr...

  • Knowing When to Seek Treatment

    Knowing When to Seek Treatment When to seek treatment Knowing when to seek treatment for mental health disorders is important for parents and families. Many times, families, spouses, or friends are t...

  • Major Depression

    Major Depression What is major depression? Major depression, also known as clinical depression or unipolar depression, is classified as a type of affective disorder or mood disorder that goes beyond ...

  • Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder

    Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder What is manic depression? Manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder or mood disorder that goes beyond the day's...

  • Mental Health Disorder Statistics

    Mental Health Disorder Statistics Statistics related to mental health disorders The following are the latest statistics available from the National Institute of Mental Health Disorders, part of the N...

  • Mental Health Disorders in Children and Teens

    Mental Health Disorders in Children and Teens Many children and adolescents have mental health problems that interfere with their normal development and daily life activities. Some mental health prob...

  • Mood Disorders

    Mood Disorders There are many mood disorders, sometimes called affective disorders - medical conditions that are associated with fluctuations in the chemistry of the brain and body - that require the...

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an unreasonable thought, fear, or worry tha...

  • Online Resources - Mental Health Disorders

    Online Resources - Mental Health Disorders This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional m...

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    Oppositional Defiant Disorder What is oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)? Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a behavior disorder, usually diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by uncoope...

  • Overview of Mood Disorders

    Overview of Mood Disorders What are mood disorders? Mood disorders refer to a category of mental health problems that include all types of depression and bipolar disorder. Mood disorders are sometime...

  • Panic Disorder

    Panic Disorder What is panic disorder? Panic disorder is characterized by chronic, repeated, and unexpected panic attacks—bouts of overwhelming fear of being in danger when there is no specific cause...

  • Personality Disorders

    Personality Disorders What are personality disorders? For persons without a personality disorder, personality traits are patterns of thinking, reacting, and behaving that remain relatively consistent...

  • Phobias

    Phobias What is a phobia? According to the American Psychiatric Association, a phobia is an uncontrollable, irrational, and persistent fear of a specific object, situation, or activity. The fear expe...

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) What is post-traumatic stress disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotional e...

  • Psychiatric Treatment Team

    Psychiatric Treatment Team Who treats psychiatric disorders? Mental health disorders are complex and require clinical care by a multidisciplinary treatment team. Team members may include, but are not...

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is one of the most complex of all mental health disorders. It involves a severe, chronic, and disabling disturbance of the brain. What was once clas...

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal Affective Disorder What is seasonal affective disorder? Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a mood disorder characterized by depression related to a certain season of the year – especial...

  • Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency

    Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency What is substance abuse/chemical dependence? The main words used medically to describe substance abuse or addiction include the following: Substance (drug) abuse (...

  • Teen Suicide

    Teen Suicide What is suicidal behavior? Suicidal behavior is defined as a preoccupation or act that is focused on causing one's own death voluntarily. An intent to cause one's death is essential in t...

  • Topic Index - Mental Health Disorders

    Topic Index - Mental Health Disorders Mental Health Disorders Home Statistics Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Psychiatric Treatment Team Knowing When To Seek Treatment Mood Disorders Overview of...

  • Tourette's Disorder

    Tourette's Disorder What is Tourette's disorder (TD)? Tourette's disorder (TD), sometimes called Tourette's syndrome (TS), is a neurological disorder characterized by multiple repeated tics. Tics are...