The field of mental health is both intricate and expansive, encompassing a broad spectrum of conditions referred to as psychological disorders. In this article, we delve into five common psychological disorders prevalent in Canada[1], namely depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These disorders can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life, making understanding and addressing them crucial for overall well-being.


Depression, More Than Just Sadness

Depression, a common psychological disorder, is characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in activities once enjoyed. Physical symptoms such as fatigue, appetite changes, and sleep pattern disruptions often accompany these emotional disturbances.


Anxiety Disorders: When Worry Takes Over

Anxiety disorders, another type of common psychological disorder, revolve around excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday events and activities. This category includes generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobias.

Bipolar Disorder: The Emotional Pendulum

Bipolar disorder, a psychological disorder that often confuses many, involves episodes of mania and depression. During a manic phase, individuals experience elevated moods, increased energy, and a reduced need for sleep, while the depressive phase often mirrors symptoms found in depression.

3d view puzzle pieces representing Common Psychological Disorders

Schizophrenia, a Reality Distorted

Schizophrenia, a severe common psychological disorder, encompasses a range of symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking. It’s a chronic condition that can significantly disrupt an individual’s daily functioning.


ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder marked by symptoms like inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Both children and adults can suffer from ADHD, impacting their ability to function in everyday life.

Empower Health and Treatment for Common Psychological Disorders

At Empower Health, we recognise the significant impact common psychological disorders can have on an individual’s life. Our diverse team of naturopathic physicians, psychologists, registered clinical counsellors, and neurofeedback technicians are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to help individuals manage and overcome their conditions.

Our naturopathic physicians and naturopathic medical students work to address the underlying causes of mental health disorders, supporting the body’s natural healing abilities. The certified mind-body counsellors and psychologists provide evidence-based talk therapy, helping individuals to understand and manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. For conditions like ADHD, the neurofeedback technicians use cutting-edge technology to enhance brain function and reduce symptoms.

At Empower Health, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health. This means treating the whole person, not just their symptoms. We collaborate closely with each individual to develop a personalised treatment plan that caters to their unique needs and goals. Learn more about our integrative health approach.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a common psychological disorder, we encourage you to reach out to the team at Empower Health. Together, we can navigate towards a brighter future. Explore our diverse range of counselling and psychology services offered by certified mind-body counsellors & psychologists.


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