There are many different mental health concerns that people may seek the help of a psychologist. Some of the most common ones include:
- Anxiety disorders: This can include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Mood disorders: These can include depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder.
- Personality disorders: People with borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder or any other personality disorder may seek help from a psychologist.
- Eating disorders: This can include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
- Substance abuse disorders: This can include problems with drugs, alcohol, and other addictive substances.
- Relationship difficulties: This could include marital or relationship issues, challenges with parenting or co-parenting, or other relationship issues.
- Adjustment disorders: This can include difficulties adjusting to major life changes, such as divorce or the loss of a loved one.
- Trauma and stress-related disorders: This includes acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Other common mental health concerns that people may seek help from a psychologist for include sexual and gender identity issues, sleep problems, self-esteem and confidence issues, phobias, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).