Psychiatric Disorders

To find patient care programs and faculty treating psychiatric disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as research investigating this disorder, please see the right-hand column below. Additional helpful information, including definitions, symptoms, Institute press releases, Potential magazine articles, and other resources outside the Institute, have also been provided for readers on this page.

Psychiatric Disorders Overview:

In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), a mental disorder is conceptualized as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress or disability, or with significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability or an important loss of freedom.

Examples, Subsets and Synonyms for Psychiatric Disorders:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders
  • Oppositional-Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Phobias