Panic Disorder is the example of recurring and obtrusive Panic Attacks, periods of intense fear accompanied by a wide range of physiological symptoms similar to those of a heart attack. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a constant fear with no identifiable cause.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a cycle of obsessive worry that can only be relieved by a compulsive action. Acute Stress Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder refer to recurring panic and anxiety symptoms in response to a particular traumatic experience. Dissociative amnesia is the loss of memory without a medical cause. Dissociative fugue is when a person travels to a different place during the period of dissociative amnesia.
Dissociative Identity Disorder DID is the experience of personalities during periods of dissociation. It is accompanied by a wide range of physical symptoms, as well. Dysthymia is a milder form of MDD.
Bipolar Disorder is a frequent and debilitating fluctuation between severe depression and either manic episodes Bipolar I or hypomanic episodes Bipolar II. Anxiety is a natural part of life and, at normal levels, helps us to function at our best.
However, for people with anxiety disorders, anxiety is overwhelming and hard to control. Anxiety disorders develop out of a blend of biological gene…. Everyone feels down or euphoric from time to time, but this is different from having a mood disorder such as major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. Mood disorders are extended periods of depressed, euphoric, or irritable moods that in…. Personality traits imply consistency and stability—someone who scores high on a specific trait like Extraversion is expected to be sociabl….
This module describes different ways to address questions about personality stability across the lifespan. Definitions of the major types of personality stability are provided, and evidence concerning the different kinds of stability and chan….
The purpose of this module is to define what is meant by a personality disorder, identify the five domains of general personality i. Sadly, these di….
In psychopathology, dissociation happens when thoughts, feelings, and experiences of our consciousness and memory do not collaborate well with each other. This module provides an overview of dissociative disorders, including the definitions o…. This module discusses gender and its related concepts, including sex, gender roles, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexism.
In addition, this module includes a discussion of differences that exist between males and females and how th…. The goal of this module is to introduce you to the topic of hormones and behavior. This field of study is also called behavioral endocrinology, which is the scientific study of the interaction between hormones and behavior. In this course, students will learn what abnormality means, how and why we classify mental disorders, and how these disorders are understood and treated.
Module 1: What is Abnormal Psychology? – Abnormal Psychology
This is an introductory seminar that will provide a broad survey of mental health problems, including anxiety disorders, depression, addictive disorders, psychosis, eating disorders, and personality disorders. Students will also be encouraged to consider the role of stigma in mental illness. For students completing grades by June