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Students Will Review:
- Psychodynamic treatments
- Psychiatric medications
- Community approaches to treatment including prevention and intervention
- The role of spirituality in mental health treatment
- Mental health treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
- Approaches to treating substance use disorders
1. Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis
Psychodynamic theory says that psychological problems come from a person's subconscious. But, how do you treat the subconscious? In this lesson, we'll look at three methods: free association, dream interpretation, and catharsis.
2. Overview of Psychiatric Drugs: History, Types & Uses
Have you ever been curious about how psychiatric drugs work, or more specifically, which psychiatric drugs are used for which disorders? This lesson outlines some common psychiatric disorders and how various medications are used to treat and subdue psychotic symptoms.
3. Community Approaches to Mental Health Treatment: Prevention & Intervention
How are people with mental illnesses treated? In this lesson, we'll look at community mental health initiatives aimed at helping people prevent and get treatment for psychological disorders.
4. Spirituality & Mental Health: Using Prayer and Meditation to Treat Mental Illness
There is a long and complicated history between religion and mental illness, but recent developments in psychology are showing advantages to religious treatments for mental issues. This lesson examines faith-based therapy.
5. Treating Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: Managing Mental Health
There are many types of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, which affect the day-to-day lives of many people. In this lesson, we'll look at the treatments commonly used for psychotic disorders, including the difference in types of antipsychotic drugs.
6. Treating Substance-Related Disorders: Biological, Behavioral and Psychodynamic Approaches
Millions of people suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. How do people get over addiction? In this lesson, we'll look at four different approaches to substance use treatment.
7. Coping Skills for Anxiety
Anxiety can come on anytime of the day, and can be a challenge to work through, especially if your at work or school. This lesson discusses some coping techniques for those times.
8. Positive vs. Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms for Depression
In this lesson, we'll talk about different approaches to coping with the mental illness depression. We'll cover both healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with the feelings of sadness caused by depression.
9. Coping Skills for Schizophrenia
This lesson will discuss coping skills for the different symptoms of schizophrenia, including: hallucinations, delusions, voices, and paranoia. These skills all stem from the need for distraction.
10. Anorexia Coping Strategies
Anorexia is a serious mental illness characterized by self-starvation and compulsive exercise. In this lesson, we'll talk about strategies to cope with the disorder.
11. Relaxation Techniques for Depression
In this lesson, learn what depression is and how it can interrupt your life. Afterwards, discover different relaxation techniques that you can use to help alleviate the different symptoms.
12. How to Deal with Teenage Stress & Depression
Stress and depression affect millions of teenagers today, and it's important to become familiar with coping strategies that can help teens deal with these issues. This lesson will provide information on managing teen stress and depression.
13. Coping with Morning Anxiety
Many people wake up with dread or anxiousness for the day ahead. This lesson discusses ways to cope with this kind of anxiety as well help to keep it from happening.
14. Coping Mechanisms for Alcoholics
Alcoholism is a disease characterized by dependence on or addiction to alcohol. In this lesson, we'll talk about some coping strategies that alcoholics might use to beat cravings for a drink.
15. Coping Skills for Racing Thoughts
Racing thoughts can be a tough obstacle to overcome whether they occur during the day or at night when you are trying to get some sleep. This lesson talks about how to cope with and eliminate racing thoughts.
16. Diabetes Coping Skills
Diabetes is a disease that can increase in difficulty as people get older. This lesson discusses coping skills for health and the handling of the daily symptoms.
17. Culture Shock Coping Strategies
Traveling to a different country can be exciting and rewarding. But we can also experience culture shock, or a feeling of disorientation in a new place. In this lesson, we'll talk about some coping skills for culture shock.
18. Coping Skills for Aggression
This lesson will review some coping skills for managing aggressive behavior. Some techniques for others dealing with aggressive individuals will also be discussed.
19. Coping Skills Bulletin Board
Effective coping skills are essential for dealing with life's stressors. These bulletin board ideas highlight many different coping skills for students.
20. Art Therapy & Coping Skills
Art therapy is a unique way for kids and adults to express feelings while they cope with mental illness or trauma. This lesson provides some ideas for doing art therapy exercises at home.
21. Coping Skills for Abuse
If you or a loved one has been abused, you do not need to feel hopeless. This lesson gives you some important ideas for how to cope with the trauma that can occur as a result of abuse.
22. Dealing With Low Self-Esteem
Self-esteem is a struggle for kids and adults alike. This lesson includes ways to improve low self-esteem and deal with everyday life when you struggle with low confidence.
23. Coping Strategies for Cancer
When you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer it's challenging to take in all the ramifications. This lesson discusses some coping techniques you can put into practice during this time.
24. Coping with Anxiety While Traveling
This lesson will provide some insight into travel anxiety. We'll review some possible causes of travel anxiety and suggest some coping strategies to manage anxiety symptoms that can arise.
25. Memory Loss Coping Strategies
Coping with memory loss can be truly devastating, but there are many strategies that can help. This lesson offers some ideas for what you can do when you or a loved one is struggling with memory.
26. Coping Skills for Agoraphobia
If you or someone you care about struggles with agoraphobia, you might feel desperate for help. This lesson offers some skills and strategies for coping with this problem.
27. Inattentional Blindness: Definition & Examples
Inattentional Blindness can affect anyone just dependent on their focus. This lesson discusses what inattentional blindness is, why it happens, and some examples of the phenomena.
28. How to Deal with Inattentive ADHD
Dealing with problems in attention can be a struggle for people of all ages. Whether you yourself have the inattentive subtype of ADHD or someone you care about does, this lesson gives you some tips for coping.
29. Nonverbal Signs of Anxiety
Have you ever been anxious during a particularly special moment? Perhaps you got cold feet before getting married or felt nervous before competing in a tennis match. If you have ever experienced anxiety, you might have already realized that there are many different types. This lesson will discuss some common anxiety disorders and review nonverbal signs for these anxieties.
30. Nonverbal Signs of Lying
Dishonesty, or lying, occurs when an individual purposely avoids the truth. This can be a significant issue for educators, hiring professionals, supervisors and managers. This list provides the nonverbal signs of lying.
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