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Common mental disorders 

Common mental disorders
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Common mental disorders
Author(s):

Helen Waldock

, Patrick Callaghan

, Helen Waldock

, Patrick Callaghan

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, Helen Waldock

, and Helen Waldock

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703853.003.0007
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date: 05 May 2021

This chapter introduces the common mental disorders that practitioners are most likely to encounter in practice. It provides a summary of the ICD-10 and a detailed discussion of the arguments for and against the DSM-5 classification system in relation to mental illness. It then provides an overview of eating disorders, schizophrenia, depression, substance misuse, personality disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, anxiety, phobias, sexual disorders, somatoform disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, sleep disorders, and trauma and stress-related disorders. Focusing on core features, the aetiology, treatments, and prognosis of each of these disorders are also addressed. Finally, a range of concepts of mental health and illness are discussed.

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