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Cognitive Disorders - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter focuses on discussing cognitive disorders. Cognitive disorders are those that affect the way a person thinks. There are many different types of cognitive disorders. They can be caused by illness, disease or even by injury. As you will learn in these lessons, common disorders include Alzheimer's and amnesia. We will cover the definition of disorders and talk about what causes them and how to treat them. Some of the additional things you will learn in the lessons of this chapter include:
- Historical views on cognitive disorders
- The definition of delirium
- What can cause amnesia
- The impact of Alzheimer's on aging
- Age-associated problems
- The definition of dementia
|What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives||Study the definition of cognitive disorders.|
|What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment||Learn about the causes and treatment for delirium.|
|Dementia: Definition, Symptoms & Care||Find out the definition, causes and treatment for dementia.|
|Amnestic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for Amnesia||Take a look at the causes and treatment for amnesia.|
|Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging||Examine the difference in Alzheimer's and dementia.|
|Problems Associated with Aging: Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Other Later-in-Life Disorders||Discover mental problems associated with aging.|
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology course
- Intro to Abnormal Psychology
- Clinical Research for Abnormal Psychology
- The Biological Model of Abnormality
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Diathesis-Stress Model
- Clinical Assessment in Abnormal Psychology
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology
- Stress Disorders
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Lifespan Development Disorders
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Factitious Disorders
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology
- Studying for Psychology 106