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Infographic: 5 Types of Mental Illness


WRITTEN BY: Mental Health
Monday, November 30th, 2015

This post was last updated on May 29, 2016

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 45 million Americans have a mental illness in any given year, with only about half seeking treatment.

These illness can drastically alter a patient’s life, as well as the lives of their loved ones. Mental illness can make it difficult to interact with others and function at work or school. Five key types of mental illness include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood Disorders (like depression and bipolar disorder)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Eating Disorders (like anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder)

Types of Mental Illness

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Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC and its academic partner, the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, constitute one of the leading centers for research and treatment of behavioral health disorders. For more than 60 years, the integration of research, academia, and clinical services has infused best-practice research into clinical settings for the individuals who need it most. Read More