Information on Mental Disorders
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about psychological disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. We’ll learn the basic facts about several different types of mental disorders.

Course Publication Date: March 13, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:IMD030718
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
  

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Learning Objectives
  • List five of the major categories of psychological disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Describe dissociative disorders, eating disorders, and adjustment disorders.
  • Discuss how mental health professionals diagnose people using different methodologies.
  • List the two main treatment options for mental disorders.
  • Describe the systems used that classify mental disorders.
  • List five symptoms of depression.
  • Name four types of anxiety disorders.
  • Discuss Munchausen's Syndrome and Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.
  • Describe the difference between Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder.
  • Name three developmental disorders.
  • List three cognitive disorders.
  • State three impulse-control disorders.
  • Name four main types of factitious disorders.


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