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Feeding and eating disorders.These disorders includedisturbances related to eating, such as anorexia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.Elimination disorders.These disorders relate to the inappropriateelimination of urine or stool by accident or on purpose. Bedwetting(enuresis) is an example.Sleep-wake disorders.These are disorders of sleep severeenough to require clinical attention, such as insomnia, sleep apneaand restless legs syndrome.Sexual dysfunctions.These include disorders of sexual response,such as premature ejaculation and female orgasmic disorder.Gender dysphoria.This refers to the distress that accompanies aperson's stated desire to be another gender.Disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders.Thesedisorders include problems with emotional and behavioral self-control, such as kleptomania or intermittent explosive disorder.Substance-related and addictive disorders.These includeproblems associated with the excessive use of alcohol, caffeine,tobacco and drugs. This class also includes gambling disorder.Neurocognitive disorders.Neurocognitive disorders affect yourability to think and reason. These acquired (rather thandevelopmental) cognitive problems include delirium, as well asneurocognitive disorders due to conditions or diseases such astraumatic brain injury or Alzheimer's disease.Personality disorders.A personality disorder involves a lastingpattern of emotional instability and unhealthy behavior that causesproblems in your life and relationships. Examples include borderline,antisocial and narcissistic personality disorders.
Paraphilic disorders.These disorders include sexual interest thatcauses personal distress or impairment or causes potential or actualharm to another person. Examples are sexual sadism disorder,voyeuristic disorder and pedophilic disorder.Other mental disorders.This class includes mental disorders thatare due to other medical conditions or that don't meet the fullcriteria for one of the above disorders.Your treatment teamYour treatment team may include your:Family or primary care doctorNurse practitionerPhysician assistantPsychiatrist, a medical doctor who diagnoses and treats mentalillnessesPsychotherapist, such as a psychologist or a licensed counselorPharmacistSocial workerFamily membersMedicationsAlthough psychiatric medications don't cure mental illness, they canoften significantly improve symptoms. Psychiatric medications can alsohelp make other treatments, such as psychotherapy, more effective.The best medications for you will depend on your particular situationand how your body responds to the medication.Some of the most commonly used classes of prescription psychiatricmedications include:Antidepressants.Antidepressants are used to treat depression,anxiety and sometimes other conditions. They can help improvesymptoms such as sadness, hopelessness, lack of energy, difficultyconcentrating and lack of interest in activities. Antidepressants arenot addictive and do not cause dependency.