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Chapter 9 Warm-Up. What are phobias? List a few of your own phobias. Chapter 9 Lesson 1. What are Mental Disorders? An illness of the mind that can affect the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of a person. This can prevent them from leading a happy, healthful, and productive life.

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Chapter 9 warm up

Chapter 9 Warm-Up

What are phobias?

List a few of your own phobias.


Chapter 9 lesson 1

Chapter 9 Lesson 1

  • What are Mental Disorders?

    • An illness of the mind that can affect the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of a person. This can prevent them from leading a happy, healthful, and productive life.

    • Require medical attention

    • Involves an imbalance in brain chemistry.


Types of mental disorders

Types of Mental Disorders

  • Classifications

    • Organic – caused by physical illness or injury.

    • Functional – psychological cause, does not involve brain damage.


Anxiety disorders

Anxiety Disorders

  • Phobia – strong and irrational fear of something specific – heights, dogs, etc.

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder traps the affected person in a pattern of repeated thoughts or behaviors.

  • Panic disorder involves sudden, unexpected feelings of terror, or panic attacks.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that may develop after exposure to a terrifying event that threatened or caused physical harm.


Mood disorders

Mood Disorders

- Clinical depression involves feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and despair that last more than a few weeks.

  • Bipolar disorder is marked by extreme mood changes, energy levels and behavior.

  • Eating Disorders are life-threatening disturbances in eating behavior.

    • Anorexia & Bulimia

  • Conduct disorder

    • Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder in which the person loses contact with reality.


Chapter 9 warm up

  • Personality disorder involves thoughts and behaviors that make it difficult to get along with others.

    • Antisocial behavior – irritable, aggressive, impulsive, and violent.

    • Borderline personality disorder – result of a series of troubled relationships.

    • Passive-aggressive – uncooperative attitudes and behavior.


Chapter 9 lesson 2

Chapter 9 Lesson 2

  • Suicide Risk Factors

    • Act of intentionally taking your own life.

    • More than 90% of people that kill themselves are suffering from depression, other mental disorders, or are abusing alcohol or other drugs.

    • Other suicide risk factors include physical or sexual abuse, a history of previous suicide attempts, or a family history of emotional disorders or suicide.


Strategies to prevent suicide

Strategies to Prevent Suicide

  • Whenever someone talks about suicide – seriously, casually, or even joking – it must be taken seriously!

  • Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide.

  • If you are with someone contemplating suicide, follow these steps to show you care:

    • Initiate a meaningful conversation.

    • Show support and ask questions.

    • Try to persuade the person to seek help.


Cluster suicides

Cluster Suicides

  • Series of suicides occurring within a short period of time and involving several people from the same school or community.

  • To prevent them, it is important for close friends and relatives of suicide victims to receive evaluations and counseling.


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