Different types of disorders

Please note: Below is only an indication of common disorders and is not at all exhaustive. It is also very important to reiterate that this list should not be used to self determine one's symptoms or possible problems. You should always consult a psychologists/therapist to conduct a professional assessment and diagnosis, thereby considering the best form of treatment.

  • Depression – reactions to life events, symptoms from medical conditions, side effects of some medical treatments, non-psychiatric illnesses
  • Mood disorders – dysthymia, clinical depression and psychiatric syndromes, bipolar disorder/major depression
  • Anxiety disorders – generalised anxiety, PTSD, social phobia, panic attacks and agoraphobia, specific phobias (e.g. heights, confined spaces), and obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Trauma – psychological distress following traumatic life experiences (past & recent events, single and multiple episodes), victims of crime, motor vehicle accident survivors, work place injuries
  • Stress (emotional or physical) – including distress (bad/negative stress), acute stress or chronic stress
  • Substance use – such as patterned and use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco or even forms of medications.
  • Management of chronic medical illnesses (e.g. chronic pain, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes)
  • Other general mental health issues


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