The Third Category of Mental Disorders

Youxin Xu
December 2009
Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry;Dec2009, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p496
Academic Journal
The article discusses the third category of mental disorders which are known as the nonorganic, nonpsychotic mental disorders. Organic mental disorders and psychotic disorders are the other categories of mental disorders. Subcategories of organic mental disorders and psychotic disorders are listed. Characteristics of nonorganic, nonpsychotic mental disorders are described. Also noted are reasons for the high prevalence of depression diagnosis including multiple kinds of antidepressant medications available and anxiolytic effects of many antidepressants.


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