Mental health conditions

Some mental health problems are described using words that are in everyday use – for example, ‘depression’ or ‘anxiety’. The most commonly diagnosed forms are depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression), schizophrenia, personality disorders and eating disorders. Common behaviours and symptoms associated with mental health problems include self-harm, suicidal thoughts and panic attacks.

Depression

Depression

Depression is the most common mental health disorder in Britain, according to the Mental Health Foundation

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Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental health problems, affecting 16% of people in the UK

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OCD

OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where unwanted thoughts, urges and repetitive activities affect everyday life

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) is a severe mood disorder. Around one in a hundred of us are affected by bipolar disorder.

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that occurs when the parts of the brain that are responsible for emotion and sensation stop working properly.

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Personality Disorders (BPD)

Personality Disorders (BPD)

BPD is one of the most widely recognised personality disorders, though it affects less than one per cent of the population.

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