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Disability Categories - Mental

North 7th Street, 5th Floor
Phone: 913-573-5221
TDD# 913-573-5681 

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please call in advance to save yourself potential wait time. 

Photo of woman holding her headMental/behavioural disorders include intellectual and developmental disabilities which relate to difficulties with thought processes, learning, communicating, remembering information and using it appropriately, making judgements and problem solving. They also include anxiety disorders, phobias or depression.  

Mental disorders are psychological or behavioral patterns that are characterized by change in thinking, mood and behavior of an individual that causes distress or impaired function. Mental illnesses and mental disorders have undergone tremendous change over time and still are undergoing various variations. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) the standard reference for American Psychiatric Association includes mental disorders list of about 400 psychiatric problems.

Mental disorders are different in different individuals. There are several different mental disorders types in each category of mental illnesses. There are many different mental disorders types that are recognized as mental illnesses. 

Mental Disorders Types 

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Types of mood disorders  
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Eating disorders   
  • Impulse control disorder and addiction disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Factitious disorders
  • Sexual and gender disorders
  • Somatoform or Psychosomatic disorder
  • Tic disorders

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