Ch 5: Psychotic Disorders and Personal Health

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Watch video lessons and learn about the different types of psychotic disorders and their affect on personal well-being. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Psychotic Disorders and Personal Health - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The purpose of this chapter is to help you develop an understanding of schizophrenia, a chronic mental disorder typically categorized by an inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Psychotic disorders, which can result in abnormal thoughts and emotional responses, will also be covered. In addition to recognizing some of the more common symptoms, you'll find out how a person's environment or genes may affect their psychotic behaviors. When you've finished watching this fascinating series of videos, you'll be familiar with how the following disorders are caused, expressed and treated:

  • Brief psychotic disorders
  • Delusional mental health disorders
  • Schizophrenia

VideoObjective
Psychotic Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental HealthDefine psychotic disorders within the context of mental health.
SchizophreniaDefine schizophrenia.
Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Positive and NegativeIdentify some of the positive and negative manifestations of schizophrenia.
Phases of Schizophrenia: Prodromal, Active and ResidualIdentify the different stages of schizophrenia.
Genetic and Environmental Influences of Schizophrenia: Causes and EffectsExplain the influence of environmental factors and genetics on schizophrenia.
Delusional Mental Health Disorders: Definition and CharacteristicsDefine delusional mental health disorders, including their main characteristics.
Brief Psychotic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and TreatmentSummarize the causes, manifestations and treatments of short-term psychotic disorders.
Treating Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: Managing Mental HealthExplain the treatment options for schizophrenics and other individuals suffering from psychotic disorders.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Psychotic Disorders and Personal Health
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Psychotic Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

1. Psychotic Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

A psychotic disorder is a mental condition that causes a person to have a break from reality. Learn more about psychotic disorders, common symptoms—including hallucinations, delusions, catatonia and thought disorder—how this condition has been viewed throughout history, and effective treatments.

Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview

2. Schizophrenia: Definition & Overview

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by psychotic symptoms and a break from reality. Get an overview of the definition, types, and causes of schizophrenia, explore the differences between positive and negative symptoms, and see how it develops within a person's mind.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative

3. Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder defined by positive, or extraordinary, symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, as well as negative symptoms such as lack of emotion. While antipsychotic drugs often work well on the positive symptoms of schizophrenia, they do not treat the negative symptoms of the disease. This lesson will explore the various positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

Phases of Schizophrenia: Prodromal, Active, and Residual

4. Phases of Schizophrenia: Prodromal, Active, and Residual

Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder that includes three phases: prodromal, active, and residual. Learn about the phases of schizophrenia and explore the different symptoms within each phase of the psychiatric disorder.

Genetic and Environmental Influences of Schizophrenia: Causes and Effects

5. Genetic and Environmental Influences of Schizophrenia: Causes and Effects

Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder marked by hallucinations and delusions with complex causes and effects. Examine the genetic components and environmental factors that contribute to the manifestation of this disorder.

Delusional Mental Health Disorders: Definition and Characteristics

6. Delusional Mental Health Disorders: Definition and Characteristics

Delusional mental health disorders are psychotic disorders characterized by a belief in something that is non-existent or untrue. Explore the definition and characteristics of delusional mental health disorders and learn about the diagnosis and seven types of delusional disorders.

Brief Psychotic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

7. Brief Psychotic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

A brief psychotic disorder is a mental illness that lasts between one day and one month. Learn the four symptoms required to be present for a doctor to make a diagnosis, the three main subtypes of brief psychotic disorder, how genetics and environment can contribute to brief psychiatric disorders, and the available treatments.

Treating Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: Managing Mental Health

8. Treating Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: Managing Mental Health

Schizophrenia, a psychotic disorder marked by hallucinations and delusions, and other mental health conditions can be difficult to manage without medication. Learn about psychotic disorders, antipsychotic drugs, and other treatments for complex disorders.

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