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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.
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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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