Ch 13: Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the important disorders that involve mood and the causes of mood disorders in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Overview of mood disorders Current and historical views
Biological, psychological and sociocultural models of mood disorders
Tuesday Depressive disorders Definition, types, causes, symptoms and treatment of depressive disorders
Wednesday Dysthymia and cylothymia Symptoms and treatment of dysthymia and cyclothymia
Depressive disorders as a spectrum
Transitions between mild mania and mild depression
Thursday Bipolar disorder Definition, types, causes, symptoms and treatment of bipolar disorders
Friday Suicide Definitions, risk factors, underlying causes, triggers, treatment and prevention

5 Lessons in Chapter 13: Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans
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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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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