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Mental Disorders

Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Categorical classification of MENTAL DISORDERS based on criteria sets with defining features. It is produced by the American Psychiatric Association. (DSM-IV, page xxii)

Year introduced: 2003


Neurodevelopmental Disorders

These are a group of conditions with onset in the developmental period. The disorders typically manifest early in development, often before the child enters grade school, and are characterized by developmental deficits that produce impairments of personal, social, academic, or occupational functioning. (From DSM-5).

Year introduced: 2015 (1998)


Neurocognitive Disorders

Diagnoses of DEMENTIA and AMNESTIC DISORDER are subsumed here. (DSM-5)

Year introduced: 2016(1963) for NON PSYCHOTIC BRAIN SYNDROME use MENTAL DISORDERS 1969-1974


Substance-Related Disorders

Disorders related to substance use or abuse.

Year introduced: 2018 (1963)


Patient Health Questionnaire

A self-administered version of the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD), a diagnostic tool containing modules on multiple mental health disorders including anxiety, alcohol, eating, and somatoform modules. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is designed specifically for mood/depression scoring each of the 9 DSM-IV criteria based on the mood module from the original PRIME-MD. The Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7) scores 7 common anxiety symptoms.

Year introduced: 2018

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