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)
- Eating Disorders (like anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder)
Types of Mental Illness
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UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital provides high-quality, cutting-edge psychiatric and addiction services. We serve all ages of people at all stages of recovery. We provide diagnostic services and treatment for all types of psychiatric and mental health conditions. We serve more than 25,000 patients each year. Our hospital, in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, has more than 400 inpatient beds. Western Psychiatric partners academically with the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. Together they conduct research and clinical trials.