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- Describe the current and historical views on psychotic disorders.
- Understand what schizophrenia really is.
- Take a look at the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
- Examine the etiologic models of schizophrenia.
- Learn how the neurobiological model explains schizophrenia.
- Become familiar with the different phases of schizophrenia.
- Discuss the genetic and environmental influences of schizophrenia.
- Describe the characteristics of delusional disorders.
- Understand what characterizes schizoaffective disorder.
- Explore the symptoms of brief psychotic disorder.
- Learn about the treatment options for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
1. Psychotic Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health
What does it mean to be psychotic? What exactly are psychotic disorders? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the symptoms common in psychotic disorders, how they are treated, and how they have historically been viewed.
Our perception of schizophrenia is largely shaped by what we see in the movies. Is schizophrenia more than just a 'hallucination' disease? Check out this lesson to find out about the different types of schizophrenia.
3. Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative
The symptoms of schizophrenia can be divided into two types, positive and negative. In this lesson, we'll look at both types of symptoms, examples of each, and how drugs impact each type of symptom.
4. Etiologic Models of Schizophrenia: Research and Causes
What causes schizophrenia? How does the disorder develop? In this lesson, we'll look at the etiology, or cause and development, of schizophrenia and factors that are correlated to it.
5. Neurobiological Model of Schizophrenia: Brain Systems and Neurotransmitters
The brain dictates much of how we perceive and react to the world around us. When the brain works differently than normal, it can lead to mental illnesses like schizophrenia. In this lesson, we'll examine the parts and functions of the brain that can lead to schizophrenia.
6. Phases of Schizophrenia: Prodromal, Active, and Residual
Patients who suffer from schizophrenia go through phases where their symptoms are less obvious. In this lesson, we'll look closely at the three phases of schizophrenia and the symptoms that are common in each phase.
7. Genetic and Environmental Influences of Schizophrenia: Causes and Effects
For years, scientists have debated which has more influence on people: nature or nurture. In this lesson, we'll look at the genetic and environmental influences on the mental disorder schizophrenia.
8. Delusional Mental Health Disorders: Definition and Characteristics
Delusional disorder is a rare psychotic disorder with many subtypes. In this lesson, we'll look at the hallmarks and diagnosis of delusional disorder. We'll also explore the many subtypes, and the symptoms of each.
9. Schizoaffective Disorder: Depression and Elevation
What is schizoaffective disorder, and how is it like the color purple? In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and controversy surrounding schizoaffective disorder.
10. Brief Psychotic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
What happens when a normal person suddenly starts suffering from hallucinations and delusions? In this lesson, we'll look at brief psychotic disorder, including its symptoms and subtypes.
11. Treating Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: Managing Mental Health
There are many types of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, which affect the day-to-day lives of many people. In this lesson, we'll look at the treatments commonly used for psychotic disorders, including the difference in types of antipsychotic drugs.
12. Residual Type of Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview
Just like cancer and other diseases, schizophrenia is an illness with many sub-types. In this lesson you will learn about the Residual Type of Schizophrenia and reinforce your learning with a quiz.
13. Undifferentiated Type of Schizophrenia: Symptoms & Overview
Imagine how you would feel if you were hearing clear voices in your head with conflicting messages or if you saw people in your backyard who did not really exist. The frustration and confusion resulting from these false experiences would be overwhelming. These symptoms are commonly associated with the disease schizophrenia, and psychologists and doctors are still learning about this serious mental illness.
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