Mental_Health_Part2_Fall08_WebCT-1

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Mental Health—Part 2 Dr. Elizabeth Mendell HPRB 1710 Monday, Aug 25 2008
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Previous Lecture Review: Mental Health—Part I Website: Half of Us, www.halfofus.com Mental health/being mentally healthy: What is mental health? Attributes/characteristics of a mentally healthy person. How does mental illness develop: Diathesis-Stress Model Theory of Psychosocial Development Brief introduction to mental illnesses covered in this course. Stigma associated with mental illness & how to combat this stigma. Mental illness myths (read the truths on WebCT handout). Being mentally healthy as a college student.
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Today’s Lecture Overview: Mental Health—Part 2 Website: Nuci’s Space, www.nuci.org List of mental disorders covered in this course. Definition of mental disorder Mental disorders we are going to cover today (listed by category): Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Psychotic disorders Personality disorders Mental disorders & suicide
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Website Focus: Nuci’s Space www.nuci.org
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Mental Disorders: List for this Course (this list includes only the disorders we will be covering in this course) Mood Disorders: Bipolar Depression Dysthymic disorder Postpartum depression Anxiety Disorders: Panic disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder Specific phobia Generalized anxiety disorder Personality Disorders: Paranoid Antisocial Borderline Narcissistic Avoidant Dependent Obsessive-compulsive Psychotic Disorders: Schizophrenia
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Mental Disorders: Definition According to the DSM a mental disorder is a pattern of behavior in an individual that is associated with distress or disability or with significantly increased risk of suffering, death, pain, disability, or loss of freedom.
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Mood Disorders Also referred to as depressive disorders or affective disorders. Includes: Major depressive disorder (depression) Dysthymic disorder (low-grade chronic depression of 2 years or more) Bipolar disorder (manic episodes) Post-partum depression
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Major Depressive Disorder: Definition Depressed mood , feelings of sadness or emptiness or behaviors such as crying Loss of interest /loss of pleasure in most activities Significant weight loss or weight gain/change in appetite Insomnia, hypersomnia, or
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