ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOLOGY, Fourth Edition
Video Labs: Chapter #12-Psychological Disorders
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder characterized by disturbances in thinking and behavior. Persistent thoughts and repetitive behaviors become intrusive in a person’s life and can often become debilitating. This video explores both sides of the obsessive-compulsive equation by showing how the two aspects of the disorder relate to real-life situations. Run Time: 5:47
Depression and Its Treatment
One of the major categories of mental disorders listed in the DSM-5 is Depressive Disorders. Depressive disorders involve depressed mood, which involves a sad or depressed mood accompanied by physical and cognitive changes that make functioning difficult. Depression affects millions of people worldwide and can become debilitating if not treated. This video explores the causes for depression and some treatments. Run Time: 6:45
Is Schizophrenia Fairly Represented in the Media?
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that leads to drastic changes in cognition, emotion and behavior. As noted in Chapter 12, people with mental illness are often mischaracterized as being violent and dangerous. Some of this comes from media portrayals of mentally ill people, which can be inaccurate. This video explores how individuals with schizophrenia are portrayed in the media and whether those portrayals are accurate. Run Time: 17:05