This is just a small list of some examples of disorders you can have here at Rivera. These are not the only ones you can have so feel free to use the power of the internet and research other ones. It's nice to have creativity! One of the things that we'd appreciate is that you do a bit of research if you're unaware of a disorder, and if you can't find much on it or still don't understand, feel free to PM an admin! Just a note on some rules - your character can have up to three different disorders. They don't all have to fit together because different characters are unique! But don't make them completely out there that it's unrealistic because then it's just not fair to other players who create characters that are realistic. Also, you don't have to have three disorders! You can have one or two, or even none, if you're one of the staff! Provided at the end is a link to where you can look up other disorders, not just having to find them on the internet. The names that are underlined are links where you can get more information about the subject.
The term "anxiety disorder" is a generalized term to describe the various forms of abnormal or pathological fears or anxiety. Anxiety is classified into two forms: continuous symptoms and episodic symptoms, but the term itself spans out to different aspects such as mental apprehension, physical tension, physical symptoms and dissociative anxiety.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: This is often described as long-term general anxiety, not a source of any particular event. People who have this disorder often have non-specific constant fear and worry and become overwhelmed with every day manners. People who experience this have an appearance that looks strained, their skin pale and often times perspiring excessively.
Panic Disorder: When a person suffers from panic disorder, several occurrences can happen: brief attacks of intense terror and apprehension, often marked by trembling, shaking, confusion, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty breathing. A panic attack can last from ten minutes to hours, depending on how severe and can often be triggered by stress.
Phobias: This is the widest category of anxiety disorders, the term being named as the fear of something. This is often triggered by something specific. Here is a list of phobias
Social Anxiety Disorder: Social anxiety disorder is often described as an intense fear and avoidance of negative public scrutiny, public embarrassment, humiliation, or social interaction. Often times, the side effects of it include physical symptoms, including blushing, sweating, and difficulty speaking
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD is often referred to as a disorder where a person has a constant obsession over something, having distressing and persistent thoughts or a sort of compulsion such as an action or performing a specific task. OCD is often triggered by nervousness.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that originates from a specific traumatic event or series of events. This disorder usually is seen from victims of natural disaster, rape, hostage situations, child abuse, bullying or even a serious accident. The most common symptoms of PTSD are hyper vigilance, flashbacks, avoidant behaviors, anxiety, anger and depression, depending on how severe a person has it.
Mood disorders are defined as disorders that involve a range of emotional longevity such as manias and depressions. Most commonly, these disorders are known as ones that are seen most in people.
Major Depressive Disorder: MDD is often referred to as clinical depression, a disorder where a person has one or more major depressive episodes. It's classified as having a depression that lasts for a longer period of time.
Depression (Generalization): Depression is often characterized by the most common symptoms of having no energy, not eating as much as when in a stable emotional state, and a state of helplessness. There are six subcategories (only four are mentioned here, however) in which depression can also be categorized in: Atypical Depression, Melancholic Depression, Psychotic Major Depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depressive disorder or manic depression where the people who have this disorder have alternating periods of manias and depressions (various events can include rapid cycling, mixed states, and psychotic episodes). There are four different types of bipolar: Bipolar Type I, Bipolar Type II, Cyclothemia, and Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BD-NOS)
Dissociative disorders are stated as having episodes such as a breakdown of memory, awareness, self-identity, and perception of themselves and others around them.
Depersonalization Disorder: Depersonalization Disorder is defined as when a person detaches from themselves or from the surroundings while maintaining an awareness of only a feeling and not reality.
Dissociative Amnesia: Dissociative Amnesia is differentiated from the others as extreme memory loss resulting from severe emotional trauma.
Dissociative Fugue: The Fugue state is characterized by these three definitions: sudden, unexpected travel away from home or one's customary place of work, with inability to recall one's past, confusion about personal identity, or the assumption of a new identity, or significant distress or impairment.
Dissociative Identity Disorder: Also known as Multiple Personality Disorder, DID is defined as having two or more distinct personalities. DID is often a coping mechanism in order to deal with stressful situations.
Behaviour personality disorders often deal with major disturbances in the typical behavioural tendencies of a certain individual, often times associated with personal and social disruption.
Schizoid personality disorder: Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a lake of interest in social relationships, leading a solitary lifestyle, emotional coldness, secretiveness, and sometimes a sexual apathy. Patients with SPD sometimes live in a fantasy world they've created for themselves.People with SPD are known for "feeling lost" without the people they are normally around because they have established a sense of security and stability with these people.
Antisocial personality disorder: Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is a personality disorder where patients experience a disregard for and violation of the rights of others. ASPD often begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood.
Borderline personality disorder: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder causing a disturbance of personality function in a person, usually in persons over the age of eighteen. A BPD disturbance may include self-harm, and if it goes untreated, symptoms may worsen. In extreme cases, it may even lead to suicide attempts.
Histrionic personality disorder: Histrionic personality disorder consists of a person having an extensive attention seeking behaviour, often times being resorted by sexual means and having shallow or exaggerated emotions.
Narcissistic personality disorder: Narcissistic personality disorder is often characterized and noticed by a person's grandiose view of themselves, often lacking any empathy and having a constant need for admiration.
Avoidant personality disorder: Avoidant Personality Disorder consists of a person feeling like they're completely inadequate, a higher sensitivity to negative opinions on themselves, and some avoidance of social interaction.
Dependent personality disorder: Dependent personality disorder is characterized by the constant need of a reliance on someone. This is often seen in younger children but are sometimes carried on into adulthood.
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder: OCPD is characterized by rigid conformity to rules, moral codes and excessive orderliness.
Passive-aggressive personality disorder (negativististic personality disorder): People with passive-aggressive personality disorder have a tendency of having negative attitudes and passive resistant actions in regards to interpersonal situations.
Sadistic personality disorder: Sadistic personality disorder is most seen in those who, often times, have a pattern of cruel, demeaning, and aggressive behaviour.
Self-defeating personality disorder (masochistic personality disorder): People with masochistic personality disorder often display behaviour that undermine a person's pleasure or goals.
Eating disorders refer to a group characterized by abnormal eating habits such as excessive or insufficient amounts of food.
Anorexia nervosa: is often characterized by a fear of weight gain, refusal to eat, unrealistic perception of current body weight.
Bulimia nervosa: is a disorder characterized by a cycle of eating and a compensatory behaviour of purging such as forced vomiting or excessive laxatives.
Eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS): Refers to other eating disorders not specified, or to individuals who despite maintaining a 'healthy weight' have some signs of other disorders or have a combination of symptoms that do not place them in a specific category
Pica: is a disorder where there is a compulsion to eat, chew or lick non food items, where a person cannot distinguish between food and non food items.
Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a disintegration of thought processes and of emotion responsiveness. It manifests itself as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking.
Sleep Terror Disorder: Night terror is a parasomnia disorder that affects children causing the feeling of dread or terror. Night terrors in adolescents and adults are smiliar and can occur each night if the patient does not have a proper diet and get the proper amount of sleep.
Tourette's Syndrome: Tourette's Syndrome is an inherited neuropsychiatic disorder with onset in childhood and characterized by multiple physical tics and at least one vocal tic.
These are not the only disorders you can choose from. You can also get some ideas from HERE
. But, really, feel free to pick from others! Diversity is welcomed here. :3
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