Disorder means something that is messy, untidy, and unclean. The disorder is the opposite of organization. The disorder is also used as a term to define an illness or medical condition. Disorderliness is something no one likes, be it of any age group. Say, for example, if a child has homework to complete, he may not focus on his studies if his studying table is disorganized and messy. His attention would be distracted and he would be performing poorly in his academics.
The disorder is also used when there is a ruckus created among the crowd in the local street due to the violent behavior of a few goons. The disorder is also used in the medical profession to define mental health issues.
For example, there are different types of disorders in mental health such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, dementia, psychotic disorders, and autism. In medical terms, a disorder is an illness that creates a disturbance in a person’s normal physical and mental functions. A disorder can also be described as a problem that creates suffering in a person’s daily living work. Disorder if not managed properly can create distress, and impairment over a period of time.
For example, a working man in his 50s ignored his health disorders in the initial stage because he was too occupied with the duties in his personal and professional life. As his health got neglected, eventually he developed hearing disorders and neurological disorders that impaired his daily living standards. He started feeling as if he is an invalid person and he cannot do anything meaningful for his career and home.
He developed depression of being a void person and thus died after many years of physical and mental health suffering. Disorders, thus need to be taken care of by consulting with health experts. Medicines and therapy are required for a person if he has an anxiety disorder, which is one of the common mental health issues in today’s times.
Due to the growing digitization and technological advancement, there is a growing number of mental disorders that are affecting people’s lives negatively. There are some personality related disorders which have become quite common in people of all age groups.
Some types of personality disorders include the following:
- Dependent personality disorder.
- Paranoid personality disorder.
- Schizoid personality disorder.
- Schizotypal personality disorder.
- Avoidant personality disorder.
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)
- Histrionic personality disorder.
- Narcissistic personality disorder.
In Dependent personality disorder, a person is quite dependent on another person, it can be a partner or a child or a parent, or a close friend for his daily living needs. He may not be able to take a decision on his own and would always find himself or herself lonely and neglected if the person on whom he is depending doesn’t fulfill the duties he expects him to. Dependent personality disorder can be treated with counseling and therapy. Such people need to be given training on how to meet their own needs and be free person no matter what.