Types of mental disorder, Biology

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TYPES OF MENTAL DISORDER -

1.       Psychosis

2.       Neurosis

3.       Personality & character disorders

1.       PSYCHOSIS -

It effects mental capacity & effective response of a person.

The patient is insane (mad).

Some common types of psychosis are -

(i) Alcohol psychosis - due to alcohol.

(ii) Senile psychosis - due to old age.

(iii) Toxic psychosis - due to toxic chemicals.

(iv) Traumatic psychosis - due to physical injury or shock.

2.       NEUROSIS -

It is mild disorder.

It arises due to environment.

It involves behaviour disorder.

3.       PERSONALITY & CHARACTER DISORDERS -

These include epilepsy, mental retardation, childhood behavioral problems.


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