Mental Health Topics

Some common mental health topics include:

  • Depression: Depression is a common mental health disorder that is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in activities.

  • Anxiety: Anxiety is a normal response to stress, but it can become a problem when it interferes with daily life. Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive worry, fear, and panic.

  • Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that is characterized by shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels. People with bipolar disorder may experience periods of elevated mood (mania) and periods of depression.

  • Personality disorders: Personality disorders are characterized by patterns of thinking and behavior that are rigid and inflexible. Examples of personality disorders include narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and paranoid personality disorder.

  • Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. It can cause significant impairment in daily functioning.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD is a mental health disorder that can develop after a person has experienced a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, car accident, or assault. It is characterized by flashbacks, avoidance of triggers, and other symptoms.

  • Substance abuse: Substance abuse refers to the misuse of substances, such as drugs or alcohol, to the extent that it causes problems in a person’s life. Substance abuse can lead to addiction and other mental and physical health problems.

  • Eating disorders: Eating disorders are characterized by abnormal patterns of eating and an unhealthy preoccupation with food, weight, and body image. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

This information is approved and/or reviewed by U-M Health System providers but it is not a tool for self-diagnosis or a substitute for medical treatment. You should speak to your physician or make an appointment to be seen if you have questions or concerns about this information or your medical condition.

Anxiety Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Eating Disorders
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
Substance Abuse