Ch 3: Mood Disorders and Personal Health

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about the causes and types of mood disorders and how they can affect personal health. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Mood Disorders and Personal Health - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter is designed to provide you with an overview of the different types of moods or psychological disorders that are characterized by depressed or unusually elevated states of mind. At the beginning of the chapter, your instructor will provide you with both a historical and contemporary perspective on mood disorders, before moving on to some of the more serious disturbances that can disrupt everyday life. In particular, you'll become familiar with the symptoms of depression and other related conditions, while learning about their causes and risk factors. Your instructor will also discuss what types of treatment can bring patients relief.

After you've watched the videos and taken the online self-assessments, you should have an understanding of:

  • Mood disorders and psychological models
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Suicidal tendencies and thoughts

Defining and Understanding Mood DisordersProvide a definition of a mood disorder. Summarize the historical and current views on mood disorders, including biological, psychological and sociocultural models.
Depressive Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and TreatmentDefine and discuss depressive disorders, including types, causes and treatments.
What is Bipolar Disorder? - Symptoms, Treatment and QuizDefine and discuss bipolar disorders, including types, causes, and treatments.
What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes and PreventionSummarize the triggers, underlying causes and treatments for suicidal thoughts.

Chapter Practice Exam
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