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Types of Psychological Diseases - Chapter Summary
Begin your study of psychological diseases with lessons describing the behaviors exhibited by individuals with mood and somatoform disorders. You can also explore the warning signs of addictive behaviors, learn to distinguish between substance misuse and abuse, and differentiate addiction from habit, impulse, and obsession.
Instructors also help you recognize symptoms and treatment options available to individuals diagnosed with a variety of eating, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Learn how these conditions can affect their behavioral patterns, inhibit their ability to function, damage their physical health, or even cause a break from reality. You can also delve into some of these disorders' causes and risk factors with lessons on the following:
- Mood disorders
- Somatoform disorders
- Addictive behaviors
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Binge eating disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- Delusional disorders
This chapter on psychological diseases delivers instructional content via short, entertaining video lessons taught by knowledgeable instructors. These lessons feature tags that allow you to navigate video content with ease. There are also transcripts as well as multiple-choice quizzes. You can use this latter resource to measure your understanding of lesson content, both before and after you watch the videos or read the transcripts.
1. 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.
2. Mood Disorders: Depression, Persistent Depressive 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.
3. Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs
This lesson will define addiction and addictive behavior in addition to taking a look at what addictive behaviors have in common and what things to look out for in a potential addict.
4. From Misuse to Abuse: Distinction & Effects
This lesson will differentiate drug misuse and abuse. You will also learn how the central nervous system is affected by drugs and what other effects drugs have upon the body.
5. Addiction: Not The Same As Habit, Impulse, or Obsession
This lesson will discuss the definitions of addiction, habit, obsession, compulsion, and impulse, giving several examples of each category and how they may overlap with one another.
6. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis
This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.
7. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis
This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.
8. Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment
Binge-eating disorders are difficult to confront, but can be relatively easy to treat. This lesson explores some of the causes and issues related to binge-eating disorder, as well as to obesity in general.
9. What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives
This lesson takes a broad look at the causes of eating disorders. In addition, this lesson looks at what causes individuals to face higher or lower incidence rates of eating disorders.
10. Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder, affecting as many as one in four people. In this lesson, we will explore anxiety disorders including common causes, symptoms, and treatments.
11. 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.
12. 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.
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