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- Define mood disorders.
- Examine the types, causes and treatment of depressive disorders.
- Describe the symptoms and treatment of cyclothymia and dysthymia.
- Identify the types and causes of bipolar disorder.
- Learn what triggers suicidal thoughts and understand how to prevent them.
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. 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.
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.
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.
6. What Is Dysthymia? - Treatment, Symptoms & Definition
In this lesson you will learn what Dysthymic Disorder is and the methods used to treat it. You will also learn the difference between Dysthymia and Major Depression and when it is appropriate to give a diagnosis of Double Depression.
7. What Is Hypomania? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Did you know that hypomania is commonly experienced by people with bipolar disorder II? Learn more about hypomania, its symptoms, and how it is treated. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. What Is Major Depression? - Definition, Symptoms & Causes
Did you know that depression affects an estimated five to eight percent of the U.S. population? Learn more about major depression, its symptoms, and causes. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
9. What Is Moderate Depression? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Did you know that depression affects about 19 million individuals in the United States? Learn more about moderate depression, its symptoms, and treatment.
10. What is Postpartum Depression? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment
Postpartum depression affects about 14% of women who give birth each year. The following lesson provides a definition of postpartum depression, symptoms and common treatment suggestions for the issue.
11. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? - Symptoms & Treatment
Explore the causes, prevalence, and symptoms of seasonal affective disorder illustrated with a real-life example. Learn treatment options that are effective for alleviating this disorder, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
12. Dysphoria: Definition & Meaning
In this lesson, you'll learn about dysphoria, its various manifestations, and how it accompanies both mental illness and medical conditions. Afterwards, you can test yourself on your new knowledge.
13. Anger Issues: Symptoms & Causes
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of 'anger' and 'anger management', as well as the symptoms and causes of anger. Following the lesson is a brief quiz to test what you have learned.
14. Anger Management Techniques & Therapy
In this lesson you will learn the definition of anger, aggression, and anger management. You will learn techniques of anger management and types of therapy that assist individuals with anger management. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz.
15. Borderline Personality Disorder & Relationships
In this lesson you will learn the definition and symptoms of borderline personality disorder, as well as how having borderline personality disorder affects relationships. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz to test your knowledge.
16. Depression & Anger Relationship
In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of depression and anger and how they relate on different levels. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz to test your new knowledge.
17. The Link Between Boredom & Depression
In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of boredom and depression, and how each of them can cause the other to occur. You will learn about apathetic boredom as well. There will be examples to further your engagement and understanding. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz.
18. Coping Skills for Anger Management
In this lesson, learn how anger issues can suddenly surface in your life. Afterwards, identify healthy coping skills that you can utilize when experiencing these sudden outbursts of anger.
19. Emotional Dysregulation Disorder
In this lesson, we'll talk about a condition known as emotional dysregulation disorder, which involves difficulty managing emotions. We will discuss symptoms and other psychological disorders where emotional dysregulation disorder may appear.
20. What is an Emotional Disorder? - Definition & Types
This lesson provides a general definition of emotional disorder and discusses the different types of such disorders. Emotional disorders are broken down into two broad categories, mood and anxiety disorders, and the sub-types of these disorders are also defined.
21. Symptoms of Chronic Depression & Anxiety
In this lesson, we'll talk about the definitions of chronic depression and anxiety as well as the symptoms that accompany these disorders. We'll also cover some of the differences and similarities between the two conditions.
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