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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the MTTC Emotional Impairment (059): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Growth & Development Basics
- Characteristics & Effects of Emotional Impairments
- The Educational Psychology of Emotional Impairments
- Influential Factors on Development & Learning
- Using Education & Psychological Assessments
- Education Assessments for Emotional Impairments
- Interpreting Assessments & Emotional Impairment Reports
- Monitoring Students with Emotional Impairments
- IEPs for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Transition Planning for Students with Emotional Impairment in Michigan
- Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Learning Environments for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Curriculum for Students with Disabilities
- Teaching Strategies for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Individualized Instruction for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Technology for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Communication Skills in the Classroom
- Social Skills for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Life Skills for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Communicating & Collaborating with Students with Emotional Impairments & Their Parents
- School & Community Partnerships
- Foundations of SPED for Students with Emotional Impairments in Michigan
- Professional, Ethical & Legal Roles of Educators of Students with Emotional Impairments
- MTTC Emotional Impairment Flashcards