Ch 69: Psychological Health & Disorders

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Watch this chapter's video lessons to explore psychological health and disorders. Strengthen your knowledge of the types of mental health disorders and how they affect those diagnosed with them.

Psychological Health & Disorders - Chapter Summary

Using the video lessons in this chapter, you'll refresh your memory of the many types of psychological disorders. Our professional instructors discuss the nature of disorders and how they are classified. You'll also take a look at the kinds of professionals who treat patients with psychological problems as well as how they make diagnoses using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Once you complete the chapter's lessons, you should be able to:

  • Identify types of anxiety disorders
  • Describe signs and symptoms of mood disorders
  • Explain causes and effects of dissociative disorders
  • Recognize how somatoform disorders impact the body
  • Distinguish between substance abuse and substance dependence
  • List types of schizophrenia
  • Discuss contributing factors to the development of eating disorders
  • Understand signs of major personality disorders

To help you retain the information we offer multiple tools with our lessons. Our engaging instructors use relatable examples in the short videos to help you grasp the material. Video tags allow you to review key points without rewatching the entire lesson.

We provide transcripts, some with links to additional text lessons that further explain major terminology. After you've put in the study time, take the multiple-choice quiz accompanying each lesson to check your understanding of the covered topics.

10 Lessons in Chapter 69: Psychological Health & Disorders
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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, Dysthymic Disorder & Bipolar Disorder

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.

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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