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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- How are psychological disorders classified and diagnosed?
- What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?
- How do dissociative differ from mood disorders?
- What are some of the root causes of eating, sleep and substance abuse disorders?
- How can I differentiate among the different types of personality disorders?
- What is a schizophrenic?
1. Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment
How are psychological disorders related to perception and learning? What type of psychologist helps treat these disorders? From imaginary voices to an intense fear of birds, this video will introduce you to the nature of disorders.
2. Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological Disorders
How do you diagnose something that you can't see? That's the problem faced by psychologists. This lesson will show you the tool they use to help diagnose their patients.
3. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
When do we cross the boundary between natural worry and the debilitating types of anxiety associated with disorders? In this lesson, you'll explore some common anxiety disorders and their potential causes.
4. Mood Disorders: Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder & Bipolar Disorder
Does feeling sad automatically mean someone is depressed? Are there different kinds of depression? What are mood disorders? This lesson will take a look at the answers to those questions.
5. Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities
There are times when the human brain can actually separate its different parts, sometimes as a defense mechanism. These are known as dissociative disorders. This lesson takes a closer look at these kinds of disorders and how they impact the mind.
6. Somatoform Disorders: Definition, Types & Examples
What's the mind's relationship with the body? In this lesson we'll examine how some physical symptoms could actually be caused by psychological factors.
7. Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics
Many people have a drink now and then, but how do you know if you have a substance-related disorder? This lesson will help you learn the difference between just having a drink and having an actual problem.
8. Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview
Our perception of schizophrenia is largely shaped by what we see in the movies. Is schizophrenia more than just a 'hallucination' disease? Check out this lesson to find out about the different types of schizophrenia.
9. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types
Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.
10. Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial
Will the Personality Disorder Crime Force make it out of the office today? In this lesson, you'll learn about each superhero's personality disorder as a late delivery of donuts sets off some of their common behaviors.
11. Biological Approach in Psychology: Definition & Summary
In this lesson, you'll learn what the biological approach to psychology is and how it is used to better understand the human experience. Test your knowledge afterward with a short quiz.
12. Health Psychology: Definition, Purpose, and Goals
In this lesson, we will learn about the field of health psychology and who it can benefit. Both the purpose of this specialty and how treatment goals are determined will be discussed.
13. What is an Adjustment Disorder? - Criteria, Symptoms & Treatment
In this lesson you will learn about Adjustment Disorder and its criteria, illustrated with some real life symptom examples. You'll also learn about various treatments for Adjustment Disorder.
14. What Is Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome?
Attenuated psychosis syndrome is a complicated mental illness that is still not completely understood by mental health professionals. Learn more about attenuated psychosis syndrome, its symptoms, and its status in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
15. Avoidant Personality Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment
We've all had moments when we want to get away from a social situation. But those who suffer from avoidant personality disorder experience social withdrawal on a much deeper level. In this lesson we will learn about this disorder, its symptoms, treatment, and more.
16. Avolition: Definition & Link to Schizophrenia
Avolition can be described as the lack of will to accomplish purposeful acts, such as daily activities, goals, and desires. Watch this video lesson to learn more about avolition and its link to schizophrenia.
17. Basic Anxiety & Neurosis: Karen Horney's Theory
Explore Karen Horney's theories on the development of basic anxiety and neuroses. Learn about each neurotic need, further illustrated with some real life examples.
18. What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
Explore dialectical behavior therapy and its general concepts. Learn the four modules of dialectical behavior therapy and why they are helpful skills applied to some real life examples.
19. What's the Difference Between Bipolar and Unipolar?
In this lesson, we will explore the difference between bipolar and unipolar depression and the symptoms of each. Concrete examples of each type of depression are provided for better understanding of these disorders.
20. Emotional Numbness: Causes & Symptoms
Did you know that emotional numbness can be caused by traumatic events? Learn more about emotional numbness in this lesson. You'll discover its causes as well as its symptoms.
21. Auditory Hallucinations: Causes, Treatment & Types
Auditory hallucinations are reported in many different psychological disorders, especially schizophrenia. In the following lesson, you will find out what causes people to 'hear voices,' what the voices commonly say, and how to make the voices stop.
22. What is a Mental Disorder? - Definition & Treatment
Not all painful wounds are visible on the outside. Just like cancer or other illnesses, mental disorders can affect a person's whole life. In this lesson we will discover how mental disorders are defined, diagnosed, caused and treated.
23. What is a Hallucination? - Definition, Causes & Types
Hallucinations consist of far more than just seeing things that are not there. In this lesson, we will define and explore different types of hallucinations as well as their many causes. Then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
24. Source Amnesia: Definition, Causes & Impact
Everyone experiences source amnesia from time to time, but how do you know whether or not it's a problem? Through this lesson, you will learn how to define source amnesia and explore some of its causes and consequences through examples.
25. What is Suicidal Ideation? - Definition & Assessment
Suicidal ideation presents significant risks for those struggling with mental health issues. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define suicidal ideation and gain insight into the most effective ways for assessing risk.
26. What is Tourette's Syndrome? - Symptoms & Treatment
In this lesson, the stereotypical myth of Tourette's Syndrome is examined and corrected, the symptoms of Tourette's Syndrome are listed, and various treatment methods are discussed.
27. Concordance Rate: Definition & Calculation
In this lesson, you will learn what a concordance rate is and how to calculate it. You will also learn how concordance rates have been used to understand the causes of mental illness.
28. Bipolar vs. Borderline Personality Disorder
In this lesson, you will learn the definition and symptoms of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder and understand the similarities and differences of the two. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz to test your knowledge.
29. What is Parental Alienation Syndrome?
Parental Alien Syndrome is an issue that is often brought up in contentious divorce and custody litigation. This lesson will define the syndrome, detail some of the controversy surrounding it, and explain how to identify children who are affected.
30. What is PTSD? - Definition & Statistics
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of PTSD and the criteria necessary for a diagnosis of this mental disorder. You will then review some statistics that will help paint a picture of the prevalence of PTSD. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz to test your knowledge.
31. What are the Causes of PTSD?
In this lesson we will briefly explore the process of diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder and examine the broad causes that are currently associated with a PTSD diagnosis.
32. ADHD & Caffeine
In this lesson, you'll learn the definitions of ADHD and caffeine. You'll learn the benefits and risks of consuming caffeine with ADHD and the similar properties of caffeine and ADHD medications.
33. Affect in Psychology: Definition & Types
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of affect in psychology as well as the five different types of it. You will also learn how affect is often used as a measurement of someone's emotional and mental health, and about cultural differences in expression of affect.
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- Developmental Psychology: Help and Review
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