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Ch 3: Mental Health Issues & Disorders

About This Chapter

You are entering a chapter where you will be able to watch video lessons and quizzes to remind yourself of items like advanced cognitive development, mood and eating disorders, and other mental health issues and disorders.

Mental Health Issues & Disorders - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you study items like the diagnoses of illnesses, effects of social issues in middle childhood, latchkey children, and other related items through brief video lessons. After you've watched the lessons, short self-assessments can be taken to test the amount of information you've retained. In addition to the the previously mentioned topics, the study materials in this chapter cover the following:

  • Definition of abnormal human development and social norms
  • Emotional disorders like autism
  • Stress and adjustment difficulty in middle childhood
  • Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Advanced cognitive development
  • Mood, eating, and anxiety, and substance related disorders

The keywords found in the lessons can be seen on the written transcripts. Click the Help tab if you would like to submit questions to the instructors. Take advantage of the video links provided below the lessons to jump to the topics you need to review within the videos.

14 Lessons in Chapter 3: Mental Health Issues & Disorders
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Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

1. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.

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.

What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

3. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults

In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

4. Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

Children grow and develop in many ways. But sometimes issues at home or school can get in the way of development. In this lesson, we'll look at some issues that might contribute to developmental problems in a child's life.

Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

5. Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Asperger Syndrome

If you have never met a person with Asperger syndrome, you might wonder how they differ from you. In this lesson, we'll explore the behaviors common to people with Asperger and other autism spectrum disorders.

Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood

6. Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood

Childhood can be a stressful time. But what causes children to feel stress, and how can they deal with it? Watch this lesson to find out what factors impact how much stress a child feels, and what properties of resilience allow children to deal with stress.

Adjustment Difficulty in Middle Childhood

7. Adjustment Difficulty in Middle Childhood

What happens when a child has social or emotional problems? In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment issues in middle childhood, including anxiety, school phobia and depression, and what parents can do to help their children.

Latchkey and Self-Care Children in Middle Childhood

8. Latchkey and Self-Care Children in Middle Childhood

Latchkey kids have to take care of themselves when they are home alone. But is this a good thing or a bad thing? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of self-care in middle childhood.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

9. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.

Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

10. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.

Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

11. 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.

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

12. 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.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

13. 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.

Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

14. 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.

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