Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Unit 15 Psychological Disorders

Psychological Disorders 
(scroll down below this post for earlier posts such as the Personality Test)

About 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.

About 6 percent of American adults suffer from a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and severe depression.

For more information about the DSM 5 see http://www.mainepsych.org/Resources/Pages/DSM5.aspx

Our book is based on DSM IV and many aspects of DSM 5 are similar, but there are some differences. The link above takes you to a DSM 5 overview page with links to specific changes. The Hank videos we saw in class and which are posted below are based on DSM 5. 

The following videos will help you understand the current definition of what a psychological disorder is, and learn about some of the main specific psych disorders.

You can turn on the Closed Captioning (cc) to see the text on the screen and pause/rewind the video as it plays so you can take notes on the Psych Disorders sheet I passed out in class.

Psychological Disorders - Crash Course

OCD and Anxiety Disorders - Crash Course

Depressive and Bipolar Disorders - Crash Course

Trauma and Addiction - Crash Course (we didn't see this one in class)

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders - Crash Course

Schizophrenia Simulation Video - (Produced by a pharmaceutical company)

Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders - Crash Course

Personality Disorders - Crash Course

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