Psychiatrists are trained to treat a wide variety and scope of mental health disorders. These include:
Major depressive disorder (MDD)
MDD affects over 16 million Americans each year, weighing them down with persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, as well as symptoms of fatigue, sleep disturbances, loss of interest in activities they usually enjoy, weight gain or loss, concentration issues, and sluggish motor activity.
Under the umbrella of anxiety exist six disorders:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Specific phobia
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Social anxiety
Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic-depression, features extreme and unpredictable mood swings between mania and deep depression. There are four different types of bipolar disorder with varying features.
Personality disorders involve entrenched, unhealthy thought and behavior patterns that disrupt or sabotage relationships and careers. They include:
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Antisocial personality disorder
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that features a break from reality, delusions, fantasy, withdrawal from daily interactions and activities, and inappropriate feelings, behaviors, and thoughts.