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AP Psychology: Psychological Disorders

AP Psychology: Psychological Disorders

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Author: Michael Lamoreux
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Discuss the major diagnostic categories including anxiety and somatoform disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, organic disturbance, personality disorders, and dissociative disorders, and their corresponding symptoms. Identify the positive and negative consequences of diagnostic labels. 

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Tutorial

Psychological Disorders

In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes a look at how the treatment for Psychological Disorders has changed over the last hundred years and who is responsible for getting us on the path to getting us here.

Source: CrashCourse

OCD and Anxiety Disorders

In this episode of Crash Course psychology, Hank talks about OCD and Anxiety Disorders in the hope we'll understand what people with actual OCD have to deal with as well as how torturous Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks can actually be.

Source: CrashCourse

Depressive and Bipolar Disorders

In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about mood disorders and their causes as well as how these disorders can impact people's lives.

Source: CrashCourse

Schizophrenia and Dissociative Disorders

In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us down the road of some very misunderstood psychological disorders.

Source: CrashCourse

Personality Disorders

In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives us the down low on things like Ego-Dystonic and Ego-Syntonic Disorders, Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders, and Potential Biological, Psychological, and Social Roots of these disorders.

Source: CrashCourse

Psychological Disorders

What does it mean to have a mental disorder?
Defining and classifying disorders
--Anxiety disorders, including OCD and PTSD
--Mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder
--Schizophrenia
--Sample of other disorders:
--Dissociative disorders
--Eating disorders
--Personality disorders
--Rates, vulnerability, and protective factors

Source: David G. Myers Psychology 10th Edition