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Ch 23: GACE Behavioral Science: Psychological Disorders

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Use this chapter as a basic overview of psychological disorders as you prepare for the GACE Behavioral Science test. Watch these video lessons to reinforce your understanding of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia and other psychological disorders.

GACE Behavioral Science: Psychological Disorders - Chapter Summary

This chapter has been put together to aid in your review of some of the psychological disorders in preparation for the GACE Behavioral Science test. Watch these video lessons to improve your understanding of the effects of these disorders and their diagnostic criteria. These video lessons will help you to correctly respond to questions that involve:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Substance related disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders

With a mobile device, you can take these lessons with you so that you can study them at any time or place. Following these lessons, test your understanding of them by completing the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. Use the results from these assessments to find any topics you don't quite understand, then return to the respective video segment using the video tags to improve your comprehension. Video tags also will allow you to skip over the material you've already mastered.

10 Lessons in Chapter 23: GACE Behavioral Science: Psychological Disorders
Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment

1. Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment

How are psychological disorders related to perception and learning? What type of psychologist helps treat these disorders? From imaginary voices to an intense fear of birds, this video will introduce you to the nature of disorders.

Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

2. Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders

How do you diagnose something that you can't see? That's the problem faced by psychologists. This lesson will show you the tool they use to help diagnose their patients.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

3. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

When do we cross the boundary between natural worry and the debilitating types of anxiety associated with disorders? In this lesson, you'll explore some common anxiety disorders and their potential causes.

Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

4. Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

Does feeling sad automatically mean someone is depressed? Are there different kinds of depression? What are mood disorders? This lesson will take a look at the answers to those questions.

Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

5. Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

There are times when the human brain can actually separate its different parts, sometimes as a defense mechanism. These are known as dissociative disorders. This lesson takes a closer look at these kinds of disorders and how they impact the mind.

Somatoform Disorders: Definition, Types & Examples

6. Somatoform Disorders: Definition, Types & Examples

What's the mind's relationship with the body? In this lesson we'll examine how some physical symptoms could actually be caused by psychological factors.

Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

7. Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

Many people have a drink now and then, but how do you know if you have a substance-related disorder? This lesson will help you learn the difference between just having a drink and having an actual problem.

Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview

8. Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview

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.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

9. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial

10. Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial

Will the Personality Disorder Crime Force make it out of the office today? In this lesson, you'll learn about each superhero's personality disorder as a late delivery of donuts sets off some of their common behaviors.

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