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Ch 4: Psychiatric & Pharmacological Elements of Emotional Impairments

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Review the pharmacological and psychiatric elements of emotional impairments with help from this engaging chapter. In this comprehensive study guide, you'll find video and text lessons you can use as you finish your homework or prepare for an essential exam.

Psychiatric & Pharmacological Elements of Emotional Impairments - Chapter Summary

Expert instructors present the psychiatric and pharmacological elements of emotional impairments for your review in this chapter. Short, mobile-friendly lessons cover such topics as mental health development during adolescence and childhood along with the causes and characteristics of different behavioral and emotional disorders. This chapter was designed to assist you as you work to meet these goals:

  • Outline the medical terminology associated with anxiety disorder and phobias
  • Discuss the vocabulary used for factitious, dissociative and impulse control disorders
  • Detail personality, mood and psychotic disorder terminology
  • Identify the treatments used for oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder
  • Describe the impact of psychopharmacology on students
  • Explain how antidepressants work in the brain
  • Define the effects of sedatives

You don't have to worry about understanding tough topics when you have these learning materials to count on. Each lesson clearly covers these subjects, while the associated self-assessment quiz gives you confidence before you move on in the chapter. Use the video tabs to quickly navigate our videos and jump to any section you'd like to re-watch.

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: Psychiatric & Pharmacological Elements of Emotional Impairments
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Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

1. Mental Health Development During Childhood and Adolescence

Some mental illnesses can show up at any point in a person's life, but some first occur during specific stages of lifespan development. In this lesson, we'll look closer at some disorders that appear in childhood, adolescence, and old age.

Emotional & Behavioral Disorders: Definition, Characteristics & Causes

2. Emotional & Behavioral Disorders: Definition, Characteristics & Causes

Students with emotional and behavioral problems are often a mysterious, complex issue for teachers to address in school. Let's take a look at emotional disturbance and some of the common characteristics students with this diagnosis may share.

Anxiety Disorder Medical Terminology

3. Anxiety Disorder Medical Terminology

This lesson defines anxiety disorders and covers their very basic aspects. These include generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Medical Terminology Related to Phobias

4. Medical Terminology Related to Phobias

Don't be afraid now! This lesson defines the word phobia and four examples of famous phobias: arachnophobia, agoraphobia, acrophobia, and claustrophobia.

Vocabulary for Dissociative, Factitious & Impulse Control Disorders

5. Vocabulary for Dissociative, Factitious & Impulse Control Disorders

Have you ever malingered? I have. Just once. But malingering is often confused with a different disorder. You'll find out what it is as we discuss dissociative, factitious and impulse control disorders.

Terminology for Mood, Personality & Psychotic Disorders

6. Terminology for Mood, Personality & Psychotic Disorders

We all have good days and bad days, and we all sometimes think we hear something when there is really nothing there. But for some people, their mood, personality or psychotic disorder is more than a passing matter.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Conduct Disorder: Definitions, Causes & Treatments

7. Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Conduct Disorder: Definitions, Causes & Treatments

Every child misbehaves sometimes, but what happens when someone acts out more than usual? In this lesson, we'll look at two behavior disorders: conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.

Psychopharmacology & Its Impact on Students

8. Psychopharmacology & Its Impact on Students

In this lesson, we will look at the more common issues students have that can benefit from medication treatments. We will also look at the impact this kind of medication treatment will have on those students in the classroom.

How Antidepressants Work in the Brain

9. How Antidepressants Work in the Brain

Depression leads to feelings of sadness. It's thought that the mood disorder is influenced by lower than normal concentrations of certain neurotransmitters within the brain. Learn how antidepressants increase these feel-good neurotransmitters.

What is a Sedative? - Definition & Effects

10. What is a Sedative? - Definition & Effects

This lesson defines the word 'sedative' and discusses the two main classes of prescription sedatives: benzodiazepines and barbiturates. The addictive properties of sedatives are explored, and withdrawal symptoms are discussed as well.

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