Mental Disorders

Mood and Impulse Disorders

By Claire Willmschen, Zoe Everett, Chris Matthews, Megan Mattis

Mood Disorders

An illness that involves mood extremes that interfere with everyday living.

How they are treated:

-Therapy and medication (antidepressants)

Impulse Disorders

Cannot resist the urge to hurt themselves or others. They cannot control their urges. They may or may not plan the act, but they generally act on their immediate wishes.

How they are treated:

-psychosocial and pharmacological treatment. Antidepressants.

Different Kinds of Mood Disorders


-Bipolar disorder


-Anxiety Disorder

Different Types of Impulse Disorders




-Pathological Gambling



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Personal Story

Neil Hilborn - "OCD" (Rustbelt 2013)


-1 in 20 people are affected by Skin Picking.

-Internet Addiction and Compulsive Shopping are now considered mental illnesses.

-Many disorders can be hereditary.