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Ch 11: Psychological Disorders and Health Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Psychological Disorders and Health chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the various psychological disorders in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Psychological Disorders and Health chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayDefinition of disorders
Classification and diagnosis
Perception, learning, conditioning, types of therapists
Identifying the nature and cause of illness, David Rosenhan's research and pseudopatients, the DSM
TuesdayAnxiety disorders
Mood disorders
Symptoms and possible causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, phobias, social anxiety, specific social phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder
Depression, dysthymia, bipolar disorders, suicide
WednesdayDissociative disorders
Somatoform disorders
Dissociative amnesia, retrograde amnesia, dissociative fugue, multiple personalities
Conversion disorder, somatization disorder, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder, pain disorder
ThursdaySubstance related disorders
Schizophrenia
Dependence on depressants, stimulant dependence, dependence on hallucinogens, cannabis dependence, combining substances, treatment
Positive and negative symptoms; paranoid, disorganized, catatonic undifferentiated and residual schizophrenia
FridayEating disorders
Personality disorders
Body dysmorphic disorder, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating
Identity and interpersonal difficulties, cluster A personality disorders, cluster B personality disorders, cluster C personality disorders, challenges in diagnosis
10 Lessons in Chapter 11: Psychological Disorders and Health Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment

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.

Classification & Diagnosis of Psychological 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.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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.

Mood Disorders: Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

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.

Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities

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.

Somatoform Disorders: Definition, Types & Examples

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.

Substance Abuse & Substance Dependence: Definition & Characteristics

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.

Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview

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.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

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.

Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial

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.

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