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Ch 13: Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Mood Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to study mood disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of mood disorders.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes of mood orders or triggers for suicidal thoughts
  • 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 mood 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 Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology 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 Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any mood 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 mood disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Dysthymia and cyclothymia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Suicide prevention

19 Lessons in Chapter 13: Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Defining and Understanding Mood Disorders

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.

Depressive Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes & Treatment

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.

Dysthymia and Cyclothymia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

3. Dysthymia and Cyclothymia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

What happens if someone feels depressed but doesn't meet the criteria for major depressive disorder? Or if someone seems to have a light case of bipolar disorder? In this lesson, we'll look closer at the mood disorders dysthymia and cyclothymia.

What Is Bipolar Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment

4. What Is Bipolar Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment

Studying the mood disorder called bipolar disorder can help you understand how persons with this disorder cycle through extreme moods of depression and mania. Explore bipolar disorder in this lesson, and test your understanding with a quiz.

What Is Suicide? - Definition, Triggers, Underlying Causes & Prevention

5. 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.

What Is Anhedonia? - Definition, Treatment, Symptoms & Causes

6. What Is Anhedonia? - Definition, Treatment, Symptoms & Causes

Depression is a difficult condition that many people face at some point in their lives. Explore anhedonia, one of the essential symptoms of depression, and its causes and treatments. Test your understanding with a quiz.

Bipolar I Disorder: Symptoms & Overview

7. Bipolar I Disorder: Symptoms & Overview

It's an unfortunate habit of laypeople to start using psychological terms like ''antisocial,'' ''idiot,'' and ''bipolar'' in everyday situations. Those are currently, or once were, clinical psychology terms. But what does bipolar mean? What is it like to have a bipolar disorder?

Social Isolation and Depression: Effects & Definition

8. Social Isolation and Depression: Effects & Definition

Science has shown a significant link between depression and social isolation. Learn about depression and the condition of social isolation and how they are related in this lesson, then test your understanding of the topic with a quiz.

Waxy Flexibility: Definition & Overview

9. Waxy Flexibility: Definition & Overview

Waxy flexibility is a condition that is associated with catatonia. Learn more about waxy flexibility from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Is Bipolar II Disorder? - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

10. What Is Bipolar II Disorder? - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

What is the difference between Bipolar I Disorder and Bipolar II Disorder? The symptoms, while similar, manifest with a different intensity, kind of like the difference between a party popper and a firework.

What is Dysthymic Disorder? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

11. What is Dysthymic Disorder? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

Dysthymic disorder is a mild and chronic form of depression, now technically known as persistent depressive disorder. Learn about dysthymic disorder, its symptoms, and treatment. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

12. What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson defines premenstrual syndrome, discusses its symptoms, and lists both lifestyle-based and medicinal treatments for the disorder. In addition, a brief history of PMS is given.

Anger & Bipolar Disorder

13. Anger & Bipolar Disorder

In this lesson, you will learn the definitions and features of anger and bipolar disorder. You will also learn how anger and bipolar disorder are related. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz to test your new knowledge.

Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Schizophrenia

14. Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Schizophrenia

How do those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) (when compared to schizophrenia) sufferer? In this lesson, we'll compare the symptoms, suspected causes, and overall life effects of these two psychological conditions.

Difference Between Anxiety & Depression

15. Difference Between Anxiety & Depression

Depression and anxiety have some commonalities but they are very different disorders. This lesson will highlight the key differences. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz.

Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Type: Symptoms & Treatment

16. Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Type: Symptoms & Treatment

In this lesson, we will discuss the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder bipolar type, what makes it different from the depressive type, and what treatment options exist for this disorder.

Differences in Depression Symptoms in Women & Men

17. Differences in Depression Symptoms in Women & Men

Did you know that in the United States women are diagnosed with depression twice as often as men? In this lesson we will discuss gender differences in the diagnosis of the mood disorder depression.

Misanthropy: Definition & Treatment

18. Misanthropy: Definition & Treatment

Misanthropy is a perspective that can make life very difficult for those who possess it. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define misanthropy, explore some of the characteristics, and consider ways that the thinking can be overcome.

Displaced Aggression: Definition & Theory

19. Displaced Aggression: Definition & Theory

In this lesson, you'll learn the difference between aggression and displaced aggression. We'll also review the theory of displaced aggression and look at some examples.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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