Bulimia nervosa – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Bulimia nervosa, often just called bulimia, is a disorder that is characterized by rapid, out-of-control binge eating past the point of fullness or comfort, followed by purging either by self-induced vomiting done manually or sometimes with ipecac syrup, by taking laxatives, or by using diuretics. To fit the diagnosis, these cycles of binging and purging must repeat consistently at least […]

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Getting Help – Psychotherapy: Crash Course Psychology #35

Bernice has issues, and sure we all do, but hers are getting out of hand. At times she goes through bouts of depression that make it hard for her to even get out of bed. Sometimes she suffers from serious anxiety around things like test taking, flying, lots of things. All of which are brutalizing her self-worth and affecting her […]

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What is TRAUMA THERAPY? Psychology & mental health treatment with Kati Morton licensed therapist

Hey everybody! I have an amazing special guest Dr. Alexa Altman is here to talk with us about what is trauma and resiliency. Since this is the first of many videos that Alexa and I are going to do together tell my audience a little bit about what you do and what your specializations are. I’m a clinical psychologist with […]

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Body focused repetitive disorders (trichotillomania & excoriation)

Body-focused repetitive disorders is an umbrella term in the DSM-5 or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the 5th edition, for disorders where individuals compulsively damage their physical appearance. In fact, these used to be classified as impulse-control disorders, but now belong in the family of obsessive-compulsive disorders. Two of the well known ones are trichotillomania which is a hair pulling disorder […]

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Stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease | Mental health | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] So, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and every other type of dementia causes damage to your brain cells, right, which, in turn, causes some difficulties with various things your brain controls, like memory, language, reasoning, and judgement. But a lot of the time, these signs and symptoms can present themselves slightly differently. Since Alzheimer’s disease accounts […]

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Treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease | Mental health | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] Scientists and physicians continue to learn more and more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in general, but unfortunately, they still haven’t found a cure. With that said, though, there are medications that can help lesson the symptoms of dementia, like memory loss and confusion. Currently, all the medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration or the FDA […]

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Panic disorder – panic attacks, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

I’m sure you’ve heard someone say or joke about “having a panic attack,” but panic attacks are very real situations where someone has a sudden period of intense fear or discomfort that something bad’s going to happen, and that there’s some imminent threat or danger. These feelings are often so intense that they’re accompanied by physiological symptoms like heart palpitations, […]

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Dissociative disorders – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Maybe you’ve had the experience of driving on “autopilot.” One minute you got in your car, and the next minute you’ve arrived at your destination, but you can’t actually remember the details of the drive. This is an example of normal, everyday dissociation, a term that describes a mental state of disconnection from what is going around you. Normally this […]

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? | Kati Morton

Hey everybody. Today I’m going to talk with you about, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Otherwise known as SAD. What is it? More importantly, What causes it? And then, what can we do to make it better / go away? So like I said, Today I want to talk with you about SAD. And I’m just going call it SAD from now […]

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What My Mental Illnesses Feel Like #MHAW [CC]

Hello Hello! It is Mental Illness Awareness week and as a person with a couple of mental illnesses going on inside my head, I wanted to make a quick video to show you what it can feel like living inside my head starting with…. [DEPRESSION] Why don’t you just get back in bed and never get back up again. [ANNIE] […]

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