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Psychology

The Basics

What is psychology?

What is psychology, and what does it study?

What can it teach us about life?

Branches of Psychology

What are the different branches of psychology?

What does each branch study?

History of Psychology

Where did psychology come from?

How did the discipline change over time?

Wilhelm Wundt

Who was Wilhelm Wundt?

How did Wundt make psychology more scientific?

Freud

Who was Sigmund Freud?

What were some of his major ideas?

Mental Health

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health

Why is there a stigma around mental health?

How can we move past this stigma?

Defining Mental Illnesses

How are psychological disorders defined?

What is the biopsychological approach to mental health?

Addiction

How does addiction change brain chemistry?

What are tolerance and withdrawal?

ADHD

How is ADHD related to the reward center of the brain?

Is there an evolutionary connection to having ADHD?

Anxiety and OCD

What are the different types of anxiety disorders?

How is having OCD related to anxiety?

Autism Spectrum Disorder

How is Autism defined?

Why is Autism considered a spectrum disorder?

Myth: Vaccines Cause Autism

Where did the myth of vaccines causing autism come from?

What studies prove there is no link between vaccines and Autism?

Depression

How is clinical depression defined?

Can people with clinical depression just 'get over it'?

Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar disorder characterized by?

How is bipolar disorder related to depression?

Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphia

How are eating disorders dangerous?

What causes eating disorders and body dysmorphia?

Trauma and PTSD

How can experiencing trauma cause PTSD?

What are the symptoms of PTSD, and where can one get help?

Schizophrenia

What is schizophrenia?

How are people with schizophrenia stigmatized in society?

Personality Disorders

What are personality disorders?

How are personality disorders categorized?

Antisocial Personality Disorder

What personality disorders fall into Cluster B Personality Disorders?

What characteristics do people with Antisocial Personality Disorder share?

Borderline Personality Disorder

What are the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder?

Where can people with BPD get help?

Getting Help

What treatment options are available for people with mental illnesses?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?