Ch 6: Mental Health Disorders

About This Chapter

The Mental Health Disorders chapter of this Mental Health Study Guide course is the simplest way to master knowledge of mental health disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of mental health disorders.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on mental health disorders will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about mental health disorders. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding mental health disorders
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about mental health disorders
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Mental Health Disorders chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Mental Health Disorders chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any mental health disorders question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a mental health disorders unit of a standard mental health course. Topics covered include:

  • Anxiety, mood, and stress disorders
  • Disorders that are psychophysiological
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Disorders related to eating and substance abuse
  • Psychotic and brief psychotic disorders
  • Disorders that can be classified as delusional, cognitive, or factitious
  • Lifespan development disorders

19 Lessons in Chapter 6: Mental Health Disorders
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

2. 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.

Defining and Understanding Mood Disorders

3. Defining and Understanding Mood Disorders

When someone has abnormal feelings that affect his or her life, he or she might be suffering from a mood disorder. In this lesson, we'll look closer at the types of mood disorders and the different theoretical views of them.

Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

4. Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

Everyone has to deal with stress, but some people do not manage their stress in a healthy way. In this lesson, we will look more closely at psychological disorders related to stress, including ways that people react to and manage stress.

Psychophysiological Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and Treatment

5. Psychophysiological Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and Treatment

Psychological issues can affect a person's physical body. In this lesson, we'll look closer at psychophysiological disorders, including the different types, diseases affected by mental illness, and treatment.

Somatoform Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

6. Somatoform Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

What happens when psychological pain becomes physical pain? In this lesson, we'll look at the category of mental illness known as somatoform disorders, including the history and current views on them.

Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

9. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Psychotic Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

10. 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.

Brief Psychotic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

11. 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.

Delusional Mental Health Disorders: Definition and Characteristics

12. 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.

What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives

13. 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.

Lifespan Development Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

14. Lifespan Development Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

Everyone grows and changes throughout their life, but why do some people have developmental problems? In this lesson, we'll look at common lifespan development disorders and major theories about how people develop them.

Factitious Disorders: Definition and Symptoms

15. Factitious Disorders: Definition and Symptoms

What many people know as 'Munchausen Syndrome' is actually called 'factitious disorder.' In this lesson, we'll look a little closer at the history of factitious disorders and the differences in them and malingering.

Clark v. Arizona: Summary & Decision

16. Clark v. Arizona: Summary & Decision

In this lesson, we'll talk about an important court case called Clark v. Arizona, which revolves around the use of the insanity defense in court cases. We'll look at how laws in the State of Arizona prevented a defendant accused of killing a police officer from using the insanity defense.

Morning Anxiety: Symptoms & Causes

17. Morning Anxiety: Symptoms & Causes

This lesson will provide an overview of morning anxiety symptoms and causes. Some tips on how to alleviate this type of anxiety will also be discussed.

Dysphoric Affect: Definition & Examples

18. Dysphoric Affect: Definition & Examples

Is it possible for an individual to be sad, but not really depressed? This lesson looks at the concept of dysphoria, provides a definition of both dysphoria and affect, looks at what dysphoric affect is and provides examples of the condition.

Dysphoric Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

19. Dysphoric Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will provide an overview of dysphoric disorder. The focus will be on defining premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and how it is distinguished from PMS. Symptoms and treatment of dysphoric disorder will also be discussed.

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