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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. Axis I Disorders & Diagnosis
Every mental illness is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and coded within a five-Axis system. Axis I disorders consist of all clinical disorders and mental illnesses with the exception of mental retardation and personality disorders.
12. Axis IV in the DSM: Disorders, Diagnosis & Examples
Explore Axis IV of the 'Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.' Learn about environmental and psychosocial factors and how they are related to the treatment of mental disorders.
13. Behavioral Disorders in Children: Definition & Symptoms
Behavioral disorders disrupt children and the people and things around them. Learn about the different types of behavioral problems, the symptoms, and more.
14. What Is Paranoia? - Definition, Symptoms & Causes
Did you know that paranoia is a symptom of several mental disorders, including schizophrenia and delusional disorder? Learn more about paranoia, its symptoms, and causes. Then, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
15. What is Psychological Abuse? - Definition & Overview
This lesson defines psychological abuse and gives a brief overview of what this type of abuse is. Behaviors that can be expected and potential victim reactions are also mentioned.
16. Thought Blocking: Process, Definition & Techniques
In this lesson, learn what thought blocking is and how it occurs through different mental health conditions. Review different techniques that can help individuals move through thought blocking.
17. Homeostasis in Psychology
Homeostasis is a balance of psychological and physiological equilibrium, but beyond its definition, it's much more than it seems. Through this lesson, you will learn ho to define homeostasis and explore the factors that disrupt and uphold the state of being.
18. Homeostatic Imbalance: Definition & Examples
Homeostatic imbalance can be a sign of serious disease or disorder and finding a solution can be complicated or impossible. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define homeostatic imbalance and explore some examples of how it presents itself in the real world.
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