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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a psychotic disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Symptoms of schizophrenia
- Etiologic models of schizophrenia
- Neurobiological model of schizophrenia
- Prodromal, active and residual phases of schizophrenia
- Genetic and environmental influences on schizophrenia
- Characteristics of delusional mental health disorders
- Symptoms of schizoaffective disorder
- Causes of brief psychotic disorder
- Treatment options for psychotic disorders
1. Psychotic Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health
What does it mean to be psychotic? What exactly are psychotic disorders? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the symptoms common in psychotic disorders, how they are treated, and how they have historically been viewed.
2. 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.
3. Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative
The symptoms of schizophrenia can be divided into two types, positive and negative. In this lesson, we'll look at both types of symptoms, examples of each, and how drugs impact each type of symptom.
4. Etiologic Models of Schizophrenia: Research and Causes
What causes schizophrenia? How does the disorder develop? In this lesson, we'll look at the etiology, or cause and development, of schizophrenia and factors that are correlated to it.
5. Neurobiological Model of Schizophrenia: Brain Systems and Neurotransmitters
The brain dictates much of how we perceive and react to the world around us. When the brain works differently than normal, it can lead to mental illnesses like schizophrenia. In this lesson, we'll examine the parts and functions of the brain that can lead to schizophrenia.
6. Phases of Schizophrenia: Prodromal, Active, and Residual
Patients who suffer from schizophrenia go through phases where their symptoms are less obvious. In this lesson, we'll look closely at the three phases of schizophrenia and the symptoms that are common in each phase.
7. Genetic and Environmental Influences of Schizophrenia: Causes and Effects
For years, scientists have debated which has more influence on people: nature or nurture. In this lesson, we'll look at the genetic and environmental influences on the mental disorder schizophrenia.
8. Delusional Mental Health Disorders: Definition and Characteristics
Delusional disorder is a rare psychotic disorder with many subtypes. In this lesson, we'll look at the hallmarks and diagnosis of delusional disorder. We'll also explore the many subtypes, and the symptoms of each.
9. Schizoaffective Disorder: Depression and Elevation
What is schizoaffective disorder, and how is it like the color purple? In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and controversy surrounding schizoaffective disorder.
10. Brief Psychotic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
What happens when a normal person suddenly starts suffering from hallucinations and delusions? In this lesson, we'll look at brief psychotic disorder, including its symptoms and subtypes.
11. Treating Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: Managing Mental Health
There are many types of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, which affect the day-to-day lives of many people. In this lesson, we'll look at the treatments commonly used for psychotic disorders, including the difference in types of antipsychotic drugs.
12. Is Depression Genetic? - Factors & Predisposition
In this lesson, learn about depression and how different factors may predispose a loved one to this illness. Also, take a quiz to see if you have gained awareness of depression.
13. Paranoid Type of Schizophrenia: Symptoms & Treatment
Paranoid-type schizophrenia is the most common subtype of schizophrenia in the United States. Learn about paranoid-type schizophrenia, how it is treated, its symptoms, and more.
14. Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Schizophrenia is a complicated and serious mental illness, the causes of which are not completely understood. Read on to learn about the symptoms of schizophrenia, the factors contribute to its development and the treatment options exist for patients with schizophrenia.
15. What is Psychosis? - Symptoms & Definition
In this lesson learn what psychosis is and how it is defined on a clinical level. Afterwards, take a quiz to see if you have what it takes to identify psychosis.
16. Psychoticism: Definition & Characteristics
This lesson covers the definition of psychoticism, as developed in the 3-part personality model of the psychologist Hans Eysenck. The lesson also focuses on the important distinction between psychoticism and psychosis.
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Other chapters within the Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- The Biological Model of Abnormality: Help and Review
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- Help & Review for the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Diathesis-Stress Model: Help and Review
- Clinical Assessment: Help and Review
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders: Help and Review
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Stress Disorders: Help and Review
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology: Help and Review
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Help and Review
- Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review
- Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Factitious Disorders: Help and Review
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development