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- Identification and diagnoses of disorders
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- Somatoform disorders
- Substance-related disorders
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders
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, Dysthymic 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 Predispositions: Definition & Concept
Biological predisposition is commonly known as someone's 'nature', as opposed to their 'nurture', or upbringing. In this article, you'll be studying this concept and then testing your knowledge with a quiz.
12. Social Isolation: Definition, Causes & Effects
Did you know that social isolation is both a cause and a symptom of several mental illnesses? In this lesson, you'll learn about social isolation, its causes, and its effects.
13. What Is a Major Depressive Disorder? - Treatment, Symptoms & Definition
Major depressive disorder is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses described in detail in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) set forth by the American Psychiatric Association. Learn more about the types of major depression, symptoms of the disorder, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
14. What Is Depression? - Symptoms, Treatment & Causes
In this lesson you will learn the difference between the feeling of depression and Major Depressive Disorder, or Major Depression. You will also learn about the causes behind Major Depression and what the current treatments are for people suffering from the disorder.
15. What is Mental Illness? - Definition, Disorders, Diseases
Studying the medical conditions called mental illness can help you understand how this illness can be manifested through many disorders. Explore mental illness in this lesson and test your understanding with a quiz.
16. Kleptomania: Definition, Causes & Treatment
Have you ever stolen something, like a cookie from the cookie jar? That's one thing, but there are people who have really serious urges to steal and they are not bank robbers either. Find out more about this condition in this lesson.
17. Articulation Disorder: Types & Examples
Did you know that there are four types of articulation disorders? In this lesson, we will learn about each of the articulation disorders using examples.
18. Articulation Disorder: Definition & Causes
Developmental hearing loss in young children can result in speaking difficulties. In this lesson we will briefly review the definition and causes of the speech problem known as articulation disorder.
19. Problem-Focused Coping: Definition, Strategies & Examples
In this lesson, we'll be focusing on one type of coping strategy for stress: problem-focused coping. By the end of the lesson, you'll understand what this coping strategy is, how to implement it, and examples of it in action.
20. Diogenes Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
There are many behavioral disorders that are not completely understood. One is Diogenes Syndrome. We will go over the possible causes, symptoms and treatment options in this lesson.
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