What are common illnesses, disabilities, and addictions?

Some illnesses, disabilities, and addictions can be invisible to the eye and others you can see. There are so many, below is just a snippet of what these might be.

Cerebral palsy Multiple Sclerosis
Epilepsy Intellectual Disability
Cancer Alzheimer’s/Dementia
Cystic Fibrosis Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Schizophrenia Anxiety and Depression
Alcohol Addiction Renal failure
Visual impairment Hearing Impairment
Brain injuries Autism
Parkinson’s Disease Chronic Pain Syndrome
Downs Syndrome Autistic Disorder
Crohn’s Disease Heart Disease
Bi-Polar Disorder Arthritis
Amputees Bipolar Disorder
Eating Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress


To find out more, visit

Guide to the list of recognised disabilities

Types of mental illness

Common chronic diseases

Substance abuse