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Psychotic Disorders - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Psychotic disorders are a category of mental disorders that deal with perception and abnormal thinking. When people think of psychotic, the immediate association may be insanity and violence. While some people suffering from a psychotic disorder may become violent or act in ways that could be called insane, symptoms are often not that dramatic. However, psychotic disorders, as you will learn in this chapter, are not something to take lightly. People who suffer from them can have a lot of trouble fitting into society and may even be inclined to commit suicide or become a perpetrator of a violent crime. Our lessons will help you to understand more about this category of disorders. You will learn about things like:
- Historical views on psychotic disorders
- Characteristics of delusion disorders
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Brief psychotic disorder
- Treatment for psychotic disorders
|Psychotic Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health||Discover what psychotic disorders are and how they are perceived by mental health professionals.|
|Schizophrenia||Take a deep look into the best-know psychotic disorder, schizophrenia, and learn what it is and what it is not.|
|Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Positive and Negative||Examine the types of symptoms a person with schizophrenia may experience.|
|Etiologic Models of Schizophrenia: Research and Causes||Take a look at research into this disorder and possible causes.|
|Neurobiological Model of Schizophrenia: Brain Systems and Neurotransmitters||Study the way schizophrenia is linked to the brain and what the brain can tell us about the disorder.|
|Phases of Schizophrenia: Prodromal, Active and Residual||Explore the different phases of the disorder, when in a person's life it is typically diagnosed and what criteria is needed for a diagnosis.|
|Genetic and Environmental Influence of Schizophrenia: Causes and Effects||See how genetics and environmental influences are linked to this disorder.|
|Delusional Mental Health Disorders: Definition and Characteristics||Find out more about this category of disorders.|
|Schizoaffective Disorder: Depression and Elevation||Analyze what a person with schizoaffective disorder may go through.|
|Brief Psychotic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment||Learn about brief psychotic disorder.|
|Treating Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: Managing Mental Health||Understand how professionals treat and assist those who suffer from psychotic disorders.|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology course
- Intro to Abnormal Psychology
- Clinical Research for Abnormal Psychology
- The Biological Model of Abnormality
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Diathesis-Stress Model
- Clinical Assessment in Abnormal Psychology
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology
- Stress Disorders
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders
- Lifespan Development Disorders
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Factitious Disorders
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology
- Studying for Psychology 106