Psychiatric disorders are medical conditions that affect a person’s mind and mood. Below you’ll find a list of mental health problems in alphabetical order. *
Please keep in mind that only a mental health care professional can make a diagnosis.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Alzheimer’s: stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Borderline Personality Disorder
Depression: baby blues and post-partum depression
Dementia: Am I getting Alzheimer’s?
Dementia: My aunt has dementia
What is intellectual deficit disorder?
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Psychosis: Delusional Disorder
Schizophrenia: Tips for Families and Friends
Substance abuse: Drugs People Use
*This page is still under construction. More articles and diagnoses coming soon!
Please remember that the information found here is not meant to be a substitute for real medical care. It isn’t meant to and doesn’t provide professional diagnosis, services, or medical advice to you or any other individual. Everyone is unique; the ideas you find here may not apply to your situation. Please make an appointment with a mental health professional for proper diagnosis and treatment of any psychiatric condition. Keep in mind that no interaction or information on this website establishes a doctor-patient relationship. Thanks.
s.e. taylor says
what about sensory processing disorder? or does that fall under asperger’s? I’m trying to learn more about SPD and to get the gut’s to bring it up to my pdoc
Hi s.e. taylor – I think I responded to your comment, but I don’t see it anywhere. Let me know if I need to write it over again!
s.e. taylor says
I don’t see it either
Okay, my earlier response seems to have disappeared! Here’s another try…
You asked about sensory processing disorder? As you know, I can’t diagnose or offer any individual medical recommendations, and you’re absolutely encouraged to talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your health!
From an informational standpoint, problems with sensory processing are most often identified in people with autistic spectrum disorders (like Asperger’s), and can be part of the diagnosis, but apparently anyone can have difficulty integrating sensory information. Life is complex, and the brain has to juggle a lot of information to make sense out of everything. People with anxiety, depression, psychosis, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, and other psychiatric diagnoses can present with some sensory integration difficulties, especially during hard times.
That said, “sensory processing disorder” itself isn’t viewed as a separate medical diagnosis, not yet, not in current psychiatric textbooks. I couldn’t find it in any of my books. Most psychiatrists probably won’t know much about it, except as a symptom related to autism.
Things might change in the future though! I hear there are efforts to include “sensory processing disorder” in future diagnostic books. A quick internet search suggests it could be more common than you’d think, which means there will hopefully be movement in that direction.
Anyway, as far as I can tell, the most effective treatment is specialized occupational therapy (OT). The OT therapist teaches you how to connect the sensation with the brain in a healthy way. Talk to your doc about options.
s.e. taylor says
thank you so much for your response and your time! I have an appointment coming up soon and will bring my concerns to my pdoc. Your information was helpful,thank you!