Adult Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders

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Complete list of psychiatric disorders and the adult symptoms of mental health disorders. Also overviews of mental illness, anxiety disorders, depression, childhood psychiatric disorders and more.

Just a note of caution:

This list is intended for use by adults only. It is not meant to replace a doctor's or licensed mental health professional's diagnosis, advice and care. Please keep in mind, that just because a person exhibits certain symptoms of a disorder, it does not necessarily mean the individual is afflicted with the disorder. (It may be confusing, but certain symptoms can be associated with any number of disorders.) Only a trained doctor or licensed mental health professional can make that diagnosis and assessment. If you have any questions regarding mental health symptoms (symptoms of psychiatric disorders), we suggest you contact your doctor or a licensed mental health professional.

Remember, the psychiatric symptom's list is strictly intended as an educational tool and it's use for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Also, keep in mind, the symptom's list is not complete and covers mostly symptoms of adult psychiatric disorders. It is meant to give our visitors some insight into various mental health disorders.

List of Adult Psychiatric Disorders
Description, Symptoms, Causes

Adjustment Disorder


Alcohol/Substance Abuse

Anorexia Nervosa

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD)

Autistic Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Bulimia Nervosa

Conduct Disorder

Cyclothymia Disorder

Delusional Disorder

Dementia (Alcoholic, Alzheimer's type)

Dependent Personality Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dysthymic Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Histrionic Personality Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Oppositional-Defiant Disorder

Panic Disorder

Paranoid Personality Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder


Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Social Phobia

Specific Phobia

Tourette's Disorder

Overview of
Various Disorders & General Mental Health Issues

What is Mental Illness?

Mental Illness (An Overview)

Anxiety Disorders

Panic Disorder

Childhood Disorders

Coping with Aids


Bipolar Disorder

Domestic Violence

Eating Disorders

Mental Health Rights

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Psychiatric Hospitalization

Psychiatric Medications


Substance Abuse

Teenage Suicide

These articles are copyrighted and come courtesy of the American Psychiatric Association. More information is contained in booklets distributed by the APA. You can obtain information on those booklets by visiting the American Psychiatric Association site at: Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives



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APA Reference
Writer, H. (2009, January 2). Adult Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 20 from

Last Updated: October 25, 2017

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD