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- Definition of psychotic disorders
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- Schizoaffective disorder
- Brief psychotic disorders
- Treatment options for psychotic disorders and schizophrenia
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. Catatonic Type of Schizophrenia: Symptoms & Overview
This lesson describes catatonic schizophrenia, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Although it takes time to make a proper diagnosis, those living with schizophrenia can still lead productive lives.
13. Disorganized Type of Schizophrenia: Symptoms & Overview
There are many different types of schizophrenia that have been studied. About one percent of the world's population and 2.1 million Americans have schizophrenia. Of these people, 50% have not received treatment. It is extremely difficult to recover from schizophrenia without treatment. In this lesson, we will be focusing on a specific type of schizophrenia called disorganized schizophrenia.
14. Schizophrenic Delusions: Definition, Types & Symptoms
Paranoid, bizarre, grandiose - delusions take on many forms. But, regardless of content, they are unrealistic yet firmly held beliefs in people with psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
15. What Is a Psychotic Disorder? - Symptoms & Definition
Psychotic disorders are some of the most serious mental disorders with curious and compelling symptoms. Learn about psychotic disorders and the symptoms of psychosis, then test your understanding with quiz questions.
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