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Times of India
16 August 2010

Common Psychiatric Illnesses
Depression | Common psychiatric and medically diagnosable condition characterized by sadness,
helplessness, low self–esteem and suicidal urges

Schizophrenia | Characterized by abnormal perception or bipolar disorder a mood–based psychiatric disorder characterized by alternating bouts of mania and depression

Obsessive–compulsive disorder Anxiety–based psychiatric disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviour
Panic disorder | Characterized by attacks of panic, anxiety phobia. Strong evidence links panic disorder with substance abuse such as alcoholism or drug addiction

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