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Mood and Stress Disorders - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The lessons in this chapter will teach you about various types of mood disorders, such as depressive disorders. You'll study their causes and treatments as well as learn about current views on the topic. Triggers for suicide and how to prevent suicide are discussed in another lesson.
Sensory changes that can affect the mental state are covered as well. The causes and treatments of stress disorders are examined in this chapter. By the conclusion of these video lessons, you should be knowledgeable about topics including:
- Causes and treatment of depressive disorders
- Age-related sensory changes, such as those that cause paranoia
- Responses to stress
- Positive psychology
|Defining and Understanding Mood||Define mood disorders and discuss current and historical views. Learn about biological, psychological and sociocultural models of mood disorders.|
|Depressive Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and Treatment||Discuss the definition, types, causes and treatment for depressive disorders.|
|Paranoia and Relationships with Sensory Changes||Explain the relationship between sensory changes in the elderly and the onset of paranoia.|
|What is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes and Prevention||Discuss suicide and its causes and prevention.|
|Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives||Define stress disorders, and discuss current and historical views.|
|Stress and Adaptation||Discuss stress and how negative life events can lead to increased levels. Describe defense mechanisms and coping strategies.|
|Fight or Flight Response||Discuss these methods of confronting or avoiding stressful situations.|
|Positive Psychology||Look at this relatively new approach of helping promote life skills rather than treating a mental disorder.|
1. 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.
2. Depressive Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes & Treatment
What is depression? In this lesson, we'll look closer at depressive disorders, including the diagnostic criteria, causes, and treatments of major depressive disorder.
3. Paranoia & Relationships with Sensory Changes
As we age, our sensory systems decline. We help this along by damaging our vision and hearing by doing foolish things. This decline in our senses leaves us in a world that is difficult and a little scary.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples
A squirrel caught in headlights or the cock that fights to the death? Do you know what makes us choose between freezing, running or fighting back? And what's happening inside of you all the while? This lesson answers all of your fight-or-flight questions.
8. Positive Psychology: Optimism, Self-Efficacy & Happiness
There are folks who see the glass half-full and those who see it half-empty. But it's the same glass, so why does it matter what kind you are? Find out just how big of an impact your answer to this common question can have on how you live your life.
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