- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Alcohol abuse
- Bipolar disorder
- Panic disorder
- anorexia and bulimia
- Multiple personality (now called dissociative identity disorder)
- Borderline personality
- Infant mental health
- All the other disorders categorized by the every expanding Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV.
The story is different with psychiatric problems though. Even with today's highly advanced understandings of the brain there exists no means to distinguish consistent differences when compared to normal brains.
"There is no such thing as a verifiable chemical imbalance or neuroanatomical abnormality among the psychiatric diagnoses. Blood tests and brain scans are not even used in making a psychiatric diagnosis." Welch, Blame It On The Brain, page 106.I am surprised! There has got to be tens of thousands of research articles in this area. I tend to agree with Welch though in that the research has yielded a very fuzzy picture complicated by various mind-body assumptions that have been driving the conclusions of the research.