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Students will study:
- Definition of psychological disorders
- Physiological causes of mental illness
- Assessing the biological model
- The DSM
- Reliability, validity and labeling in psychological classifications
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Symptoms of schizophrenia
- Genetic and environmental influences on schizophrenia
- Dissociative disorders
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders
- Prevalence of mental disorders in the U.S.
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1. Psychological Disorders: Definition, Examples & Approaches to Treatment
How are psychological disorders related to perception and learning? What type of psychologist helps treat these disorders? From imaginary voices to an intense fear of birds, this video will introduce you to the nature of disorders.
2. Physiological Causes & Explanations for Mental Illness
There are many factors that can affect a person's mental health, including physiological issues. In this lesson, we'll look at three major physical causes of psychological problems: infection, malnutrition, and metal poisoning.
3. Assessing the Biological Model: Strengths and Weaknesses
What causes mental illness? Some psychologists believe that psychological disorders are caused by physical problems. In this lesson, we'll assess the strengths and limitations of the biological model of abnormality.
4. What Is the DSM? - Definition & Characteristics
How do mental health workers keep track of the hundreds of mental disorders in existence? When looking up and diagnosing psychological disorders, they refer to the DSM, or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
5. Issues in Psychological Classifications: Reliability, Validity & Labeling
In order to help with diagnosis, psychologists classify mental disorders according to a group of symptoms. However, there are some problems with classification. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the common issues that arise with psychological classification.
6. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
When do we cross the boundary between natural worry and the debilitating types of anxiety associated with disorders? In this lesson, you'll explore some common anxiety disorders and their potential causes.
7. Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymic 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities
There are times when the human brain can actually separate its different parts, sometimes as a defense mechanism. These are known as dissociative disorders. This lesson takes a closer look at these kinds of disorders and how they impact the mind.
12. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types
Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.
13. Personality Disorders: Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Schizoid & Antisocial
Will the Personality Disorder Crime Force make it out of the office today? In this lesson, you'll learn about each superhero's personality disorder as a late delivery of donuts sets off some of their common behaviors.
14. Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the United States
Mental disorders are fairly common and often go untreated. This lesson will examine the prevalence of mental disorders in the United States, and will end with a short quiz.
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Other chapters within the Worth Publishers Psychology: Online Textbook Help course
- Worth Publishers Psychology Prologue: The Story of Psychology
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 1: Thinking Critically With Psychological Science
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 2: The Biology of Mind
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 3: Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 4: Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 5: Developing Through the Life Span
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 6: Sensation and Perception
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 7: Learning
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 8: Memory
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 9: Thinking & Language
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 10: Intelligence
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 11: What Drives Us
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 12: Emotions, Stress, and Health
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 13: Personality
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 14: Social Psychology
- Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 16: Therapy