(Mental Disorders): any pattern of emotions, behaviors, or thoughts inapprpiate to the situation and leading to personal distress or the inability to achieve important goals. In everyday terms, this may mean unhappiness, anxiety, despair, worries, addiction, anger, or loss of contact with the surrounding world. Of course, occasional periods of worry, self-doubt, sadness, and escapism are all part of normal life. But taken to excess, these same experiences become symptoms of mental disorder. It is a matter of degree; it is a matterof judgement.