Structure and classification of mental illness
Mental diseases / disorders by analogy with the ICD-10 classification are divided into the following groups:
– Organic and symptomatic mental disorders
– Affective disorders
– Schizophrenic and schizophrenia-like psychosis with hereditary predisposition
– Disorders of personality and behavior For practical convenience and accurate description, we decided to arrange the most important diseases, syndromes and symptoms in alphabetical order according to the principle “Psychiatry from A to Z”. The facilitation of information retrieval is facilitated by highlighting the following key elements: synonyms, definition, epidemiology, structure / classification, main symptoms, diagnostic criteria / diagnostics, differential diagnostics, treatment, course / prognosis.
Along with the generally accepted description of diseases and symptoms, the classification includes some so-called popular diagnoses, such as “burnout syndrome”, chronic fatigue syndrome, and stalking syndrome (prosecution syndrome), in order for the patient to be able to obtain competent information about these disorders. Descriptions and classifications are based on generally accepted criteria of evidence-based medicine.