Symptom Identification & Symptom Management of Psychiatric Disorders

  • Depression & Major Depression Co-Occurring With Substance Disorders

  • Diagnosing Psychiatric Disorders and The Mood Disorder Dysthymia

  • Depression in Women, Men, and Seniors & Treatment for Major Depression and Dysthymia

  • The Basics About Bipolar Disorder, Mania & Hypomania

  • The Basics About Anxiety Disorders & Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

  • Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders Co-Occurring With Substance Disorders

  • The Basics About Thought Disorders and Schizophrenia

  • Medications: Planned Effects, Coping With Side Effects, Differences Between Meds & Drugs, and Docs & Dealers

  • Safe Medication Practices & The “Twelve Step Program and Medications”

  • Personality Temperament, Traits, Problems, and Disorders

  • Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa & Binge-Eating

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Depression & Major Depression Co-Occurring With Substance Disorders (pages: 2-9 – 2-11; Appendix III 1-1 – II-5)
Positive Beginning; Mood Disorders; Types of Mood Disorders; Major Depression; Clinical Depression Is Different From Sadness; Symptoms of Major Depression or Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode (DSM-IV); The Basics About Major Depression; Causes of Depression; Common Themes of Depression; Common Automatic or Familiar Thoughts of Depression; Automatic Thoughts Can Push Depression Up or Down; “Identifying and Changing Depressed Thinking Patterns” Exercise; Positive Closure

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Diagnosing Psychiatric Disorders and The Mood Disorder Dysthymia (pages: Subject 2-4 – 2-8; 2-11 – 2-14)
Positive Beginning; Overview of Psychiatric Disorders; Episodes of Psychiatric Illnesses; Symptoms of Psychiatric Disorders; Diagnosing a Psychiatric Disorder; The Same Diagnosis – Similarities and Differences Among Individuals; A Different Diagnosis – Similarities and Differences Among Individuals; Similar Challenges Among Individuals in Recovery; Hope for Recovery; Types of Psychiatric Disorders; Dysthymic Disorder; Symptoms of Dysthymia; Treatment for Major Depression and Dysthymic Disorder; Treatments for Depression Are Effective; “Changing Thinking Can Change Attitudes”  Worksheet Handout; “Challenge Negative Thinking: Let the Light Shine In!”  Worksheet Handout; Group Discussions; Positive Closure

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Depression in Women, Men, and Seniors & Treatment for Major Depression and Dysthymia (pages: Appendix II-5 – II-9; Subject 2-12 – 2-14)
Positive Beginning; Clinical Depression Is Different From Sadness; The Basics About Depression and Women; Depression in Women; The Basics About Depression and Men; Depression in Men; The Basics About Depression and Seniors; Depression in Seniors; Treatment for Major Depression and Dysthymic Disorder; Treatments For Depression Are Effective; Group Discussions; “We Are in Charge of Our Attitudes…”  Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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The Basics About Bipolar Disorder, Mania & Hypomania (pages: Appendix II-12 – II-13; Subject 2-14 – 2-19)
Positive Beginning; The Basics About Bipolar Disorder; Prevalence of Bipolar Disorder; Risk Factors; Causes of Bipolar Disorder; Types of Bipolar Disorder; Bipolar I Disorder; Bipolar II Disorder; Episodes of Bipolar Disorder; Depressive Episode Defined; Symptoms of Depressive Episode in Bipolar Disorder; Manic Episode Defined; Euphoric; Dysphoric; Symptoms of Manic Episode; Hypomanic Episode Defined; Symptoms of Hypomanic Episode; Cyclothymic Disorder Defined; Symptoms of Cyclothymic Disorder; Reluctance to Seek Treatment or Not Wanting Help; Treatment of Bipolar Disorder; Group Discussions; Positive Closure

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The Basics About Anxiety Disorders & Types, Symptoms, and Treatment (pages: Subject 2-21 – 2-23)
Positive Beginning; Types of Anxiety Disorders; Similarities of Anxiety Disorders; Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks; Panic Attacks; Symptoms of Panic Attacks; Treatment of Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks; Phobias; Symptoms of Specific Phobia; Social Phobia; Symptoms of Social Phobia; Agoraphobia; Symptoms of Agoraphobia; Treatment of Phobias; Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); The Differences Between Common Concerns and OCD; Obsessions and Compulsions Defined; Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Anxiety Disorder Due to a Generalized Medical Condition; Treatment of Anxiety Disorders; Positive Closure

 

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Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders Co-Occurring With Substance Disorders (pages: Appendix II-20 – II-23; 2-21 –2-24)
Positive Beginning; The Basics About Anxiety Disorders; Risk Factors; Causes of Anxiety Disorders; Feeling Anxious Versus an Anxiety Disorder; When Anxiety Becomes Excessive; Anxiety Disorders Aren’t Just a Case of “Nerves”; The Frequency of Anxiety Disorders; Types of Anxiety Disorders; Similarities Among Anxiety Disorders; Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Exercise One – Anxiety Themes; Exercise Two – Pushing Anxiety Up or Down with Automatic Thoughts; Positive Closure

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The Basics About Thought Disorders and Schizophrenia (pages: Appendix II-37 – II-45; Subject 2-34 – 2-40)
Positive Beginning; The Basics About Schizophrenia; Prevalence, Men & Women, Causes, Brain Chemistry, Symptom Severity, and Co-Occurring Disorders; Differentiating Between Illusions, Delusions, and Hallucinations; Not “Thinking Straight” Versus a Thought Disorder; Schizophrenia; Violence and Schizophrenia; Symptoms of Schizophrenia; Cognitive/Thinking & Positive Symptoms; Cognitive/Thinking & Negative Symptoms; Behavioral Symptoms & Functional Impairment; Stages of Schizophrenia; Treatment for Schizophrenia; Group Discussions; Positive Closure

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Medications: Planned Effects, Coping With Side Effects, Differences Between Meds & Drugs, and Docs & Dealers (pages: Subject 4-50 – 4-60)
Positive Beginning; The Planned Effects of Medication; Stabilize Psychiatric Symptoms; Eliminate Symptoms; Reduce or Suppress Symptoms; Reduce the Length of Time Symptoms Last; Reduce Severity of Symptoms; Make Symptoms Manageable; How Medications Work; Classes of Medications; Anti-Anxiety;  Anti-Depression; Anti-Manic; Anti-Psychotic; Anti-Addiction; Medications and Psychology Combined; Avoiding Addictive Medications; The Difference Between Psychiatric and Medications and “Drugs”; Frequent Concerns or Questions; Coping With Side-Effects; Mixing Medications With Alcohol and Other Drugs; Reluctance About Taking Medication; Distrust of Psychiatrists; Wanting to Be Like Others; The Difference Between Doc’s and Dealers; Group Discussions; Positive Closure

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Safe Medication Practices & The “Twelve Step Program and Medications” (pages: Subject 4-59 – 4-66; 4-68 – 69)
Positive Beginning; Wanting to Be Like Others; The Difference Between Doc’s and Dealers; How to Take Medications -Taking medications properly…; Remembering to Take Medication By Developing a Plan; Safe Medication Practices; Basics About Storing Medications; What to Tell or Ask Your Doctor; Be Patient – It Takes Time For Medications to Work; Be Realistic With Expectations; Don’t Give Up; Twelve Step Programs and Medications; Treatment and Recovery; Hope for Recovery; The Gift of Time; “Which Place?” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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Personality Temperament, Traits, Problems, and Disorders (pages: Subject 2-40 – 2-56)
Positive Beginning; Temperament; Personality Patterns and Traits; Character Defined; Appreciating Differences Among People Begins With Self-Knowledge; Personality Problems and Character Defects; Personality Problems Versus Personality Disorders; Personality Disorders Defined; Diagnosing a Personality Disorder; Personality Disorders and Culture; Personality Disorders Clusters A, B, and C; Types of Personality Disorders (PD); Severity of Symptoms; Cluster B Personality Disorders; Symptoms of Cluster B Personality Disorders; Antisocial Personality Disorder & Symptoms; Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms; Histrionic Personality Disorder & Symptoms; Narcissistic Personality Disorder & Symptoms; World View of Cluster B Personality Disorders; Symptoms Can Lead to Reluctance in Seeking Treatment; Defenses Protect People From The Unbearable; Motivations to Change Vary From Person to Person; Myths and Facts About Personality Disorders; Treatment Works!; Treatment of Personality Disorders;  Group Discussions; Today” Inspirational handout; Positive Closure

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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa & Binge-Eating: (pages: Appendix II-58 – II-62; Subject 2-56 – 2-62)
Positive Beginning; The Basics About Eating Disorders; Myth and Fact of Body Image in Our Society; Typical Weight Concerns Versus an Eating Disorder; The Development of an Eating Disorder; Reluctance to Seek Treatment; The Continuum of Eating Disorders; Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa; Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa; Symptoms of Binge-Eating; The Importance of Treatment; Treatment of Eating Disorders; Positive Closure

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