Ch 15: Emotional and Mental Health

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about the different aspects of emotional and mental health. Learn what emotions are and find out about mental health disorders.

Emotional and Mental Health - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will learn all about emotions and the factors involved in emotional health and disorders. You will be introduced to differing theories of emotion and can find out about mental health and psychopathology: how they are defined and how they differ from one another. This chapter discusses the different types of psychopathology, emphasizing mood and depressive disorders as well as stress-related emotional conditions.

Short videos explain the origins of stress: the fight-or-flight response and the general adaptation syndrome and how these are involved in creating emotional experiences. As you progress through the chapter you'll come to see where stress comes from, how it is defined and the impact it can have on overall health. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define emotions and explain how they are categorized
  • Explain the sense of self and self-socialization
  • Define mental disorder
  • Recognize mood disorders
  • Explain the types, causes, and treatments of depressive disorders
  • Discuss the phases of the general adaptation syndrome
  • Define suicide and understand its triggers, causes, and prevention strategies

The video lessons used in this chapter are fast and flexible, so you can quickly learn all the key concepts associated with emotional and mental health. Videos can be watched from any location using your mobile device, and each can be viewed in about 5 minutes. Use the quizzes that follow each lesson to gauge your comprehension before moving on to the next topic and refer back to key points in each video with our video tags.

10 Lessons in Chapter 15: Emotional and Mental Health
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

1. Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

Some mental illnesses can show up at any point in a person's life, but some first occur during specific stages of lifespan development. In this lesson, we'll look closer at some disorders that appear in childhood, adolescence, and old age.

Mental Health & Psychopathology: Definition & Dimensions

2. Mental Health & Psychopathology: Definition & Dimensions

In this lesson, we will explore some of the basic ways that we differentiate between mental health and psychopathology. Included in this is looking at social, behavioral, thought, and emotional processes.

Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques

3. Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques

This lesson explores areas dealing with patients, mental health settings, and preventative measures that counselors can take when doing mental health counseling.

Self Identity: Theory & Definition

4. Self Identity: Theory & Definition

Self-identity plays a large and significant role in shaping each of our lives. Learn about self-identity in psychology, and test your understanding with a quiz.

Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

5. Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

Most people have to deal with stress on a regular basis. But do you know what it's really doing to your body? Learn more about the reasons behind feeling stressed as well as common strategies to not let the stress get to you.

General Adaptation Syndrome: Definition, Phases & Changes

6. General Adaptation Syndrome: Definition, Phases & Changes

The general adaptation syndrome is a predictable series of phases related to stress. This lesson will explore some of the physiological and psychological changes associated with each phase.

Stress & Adaptation: Effects, Defense Mechanisms & Coping Strategies

7. Stress & Adaptation: Effects, Defense Mechanisms & Coping Strategies

In this lesson, we explore the stress response and how people typically deal with stressful situations. We give a nod to situations older people have to deal with and what they are likely to do in response.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

8. Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder, affecting as many as one in four people. In this lesson, we will explore anxiety disorders including common causes, symptoms, and treatments.

What Is Depression? - Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

9. What Is Depression? - Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

In this lesson you will learn the difference between the feeling of depression and Major Depressive Disorder, or Major Depression. You will also learn about the causes behind Major Depression and what the current treatments are for people suffering from the disorder.

What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention

10. What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention

Why would a person take their own life? And what can be done to prevent it? In this lesson, we'll look at the reasons for, triggers of, and prevention of suicide.

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