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Some ideas on how to present your topic. Using Chap 3 (Psychological Health) to Illustrate Methods. Goals of presentations. To learn about health and health problems To have students teaching students To provide a forum for discussion To gain presentation experience.

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Some ideas on how to present your topic

Using Chap 3 (Psychological Health)

to Illustrate Methods

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Goals of presentations

  • To learn about health and health problems

  • To have students teaching students

  • To provide a forum for discussion

  • To gain presentation experience

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Each presentation includes:

  • Content from text and other sources

  • Research on media and/or peers

  • +/- Activity, performance, other creative endeavor

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What will be covered. . .

  • Student A: Psychological Health & Leading a Fulfilling Life (pp. 48-52)

  • Student B: Feeling in Control, Connecting with Others, Understanding Mental Health, and Anxiety Disorders (pp. 52-58)

  • Student C: Depressive Disorders, Suicide, Attention Disorders, and Schizophrenia (pp. 58-65)

  • On your own: Overcoming Problems (pp. 65-68)

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First student steps up . . .

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B. Gerstman ([email protected])

  • What is psychological health? (pp. 48 -49)

  • “Leading a Fulfilling Life” & Related (pp. 50 – 54)

    • Intro

    • Feeling in control

    • Connecting with others

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Components of Psychological Health (p. 48)

  • Emotional health (feelings and moods)

  • Mental health (ability to perceive reality as it is, respond to challenges, and develop rational strategies)

  • +/- Spiritual health (ability to identify purpose and experience fulfillment)

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Activity – Mental Health Belief Survey

  • Do not put name on surveys

  • Complete survey

  • Shuffle and redistribute

  • Talley results by moving around room

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Psychological health is:

  • determined by interaction of culture, environment, the responsible self (not in book), genetics

  • essential to well-being and quality of life

  • just as important as physical health

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Emotional Intelligence

  • As important as IQ

  • 5 components of EQ

    • Self awareness

    • Altruism (= doing good)

    • Personal motivation (manageable goals)

    • Empathy

    • Ability to love and be loved

  • Which emotional competencies benefit college students most?

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Yada yada yada

Student 1 finishes content then moves to …

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Media and/or Peer Group Research Ideas

  • Popular media

    • TV

    • Movies

    • Music

    • Print

  • Peer group

    • Survey

    • Focus group

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A Popular Images of Emotional Health

  • He laughs a lot

  • He is accepting of others

  • He is wise

  • He is compassionate

  • He is peaceful

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Student B

  • Topic 1

  • Topic 2


  • Research

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Student C Major Mental Disorders

  • Major depression

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Schizophrenia

  • Suicide

    These are serious ailments e.g, major depression = more than “feeling blue” (cold/pneumonia)

    These are more prevalent than some believe

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Major Depression (DSM Criteria)  5 of the following:

  • Depressed mood

  • Diminished interest/pleasure

  • > 5% weight gain or loss per month

  • Insomnia/hypersomnia

  • Observable psychomotor agitation/retardation

  • Fatigue or energy loss

  • Feelings of worthlessness

  • Diminished ability to think/concentrate

  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

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How common is major depression?

  • 12% of Americans will suffer from clinical depression

  • Affects 5-10% of teenagers

  • Girls twice as likely as boys

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Treatment for Major Depression

  • Psychotherapy

  • Medication

  • Exercise

  • Electroconvulsive therapy (shocking!)

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Anxiety Disorders

  • Phobias (irrational fears)

  • Panic disorders

  • General anxiety disorder

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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  • Stats

    • 752,000 US suicides per year!

    • 3rd leading cause of death in children/adolescents

  • Underling cause is often depression

  • Risk factors include male, elderly, Native American, access to firearms, drugs, alcohol, social isolation

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Attention Disorders

  • Controversial

  • Many children grow out of the problem

  • 1% (rare) of adults have an attention disorder

  • Symptoms

    • Hyperactivity

    • Impulsivity

    • Distractibility

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  • Most debilitating mental illness

  • Lifetime incidence = 1-2%

  • A common cause of homelessness

  • Strong genetic basis w/ environmental triggers

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  • Presentation (4 points)

  • Peer reviews (0.4 point each)

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