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- Define cognitive disorders.
- Describe the causes and treatment of delirium.
- Identify the symptoms of dementia.
- Understand the causes of amnesia and learn how to treat it.
- Explain the differences between dementia and Alzheimer's.
- Take a look at the different types of alcohol- and drug-induced cognitive disorders.
- Learn about the mental problems that are associated with aging, such as anxiety, stress and depression.
1. What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives
The human ability to think is what sets us apart from the other animals. But what happens when memories or the ability to learn disappears? In this lesson we'll look at three common types of cognitive disorders: dementia, delirium, and amnestic disorders.
2. What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment
What does it mean to be delirious? What might cause someone to be confused and disoriented, and what can be done to treat it? In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of delirium.
3. Dementia: Definition, Symptoms & Care
Whether due to Alzheimer's disease or drug abuse, dementia affects many people. In this lesson, we'll look closer at the symptoms, causes and treatment for dementia.
4. Amnestic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for Amnesia
Our memories shape, and in many ways define who we are. But what happens when you lose your memories? In this lesson, we'll look at amnestic disorders, their causes and treatments.
5. Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging
In this lesson, you will learn what dementia is and is not through definitions and examples. You will also examine Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia and memory loss in the elderly.
6. Alcohol and Drug-Induced Cognitive Disorders: Types, Causes & Symptoms
Everyone knows the risks with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But did you also know that long-term alcohol and drug use can cause problems with the way your brain functions? In this lesson, we'll look closer at some common substance-induced cognitive disorders.
7. Problems Associated with Aging: Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Other Later-in-Life Disorders
With age comes wisdom, but it also comes with a bunch of problems. In this lesson, we'll look at some psychological problems that can plague older adults, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and psychosis.
8. Prosopagnosia: Definition, Causes & Treatment
Did you know that over two percent of the population is affected by prosopagnosia? Learn more about prosopagnosia, its causes, and treatment options, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
9. What is Selective Mutism? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Although it is a rare and largely under-analyzed condition, selective mutism can be a significant impairment for those who live with the disorder. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define selective mutism, explore some of the potential causes, and gain insight in the variety of treatments.
10. What is Synesthesia? - Definition & Examples
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11. Autism & Aggressive Behavior
Autism is a relatively common developmental condition. However, autistic individuals may often be misunderstood or stigmatized. This lesson discusses autism and its perceived connection to aggressive behavior.
12. CES-D Scale: Definition & Uses
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13. Bipolar Disorder & Cognitive Impairment
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14. Severe Cognitive Impairment: Definition & Symptoms
In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the symptoms and causes of severe cognitive impairment, which seriously impacts our ability to think, reason, and even take care of ourselves.
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