Mood Disorders and Emotional Wellbeing
One in four people will suffer from a common mental health disorder. This topic covers common mood disorders in adults, and how this affects the way they handle stress and uncertainty.
- any adult with a mood disorder
- support workers/carers helping those with a mood disorder
- psychologists, counsellors, employers, employees
By the end of this course, you'll be able to:
- Identify common disorders that affect adults
- Discuss levels of suffering for those affected by mental health
- Discuss how individuals can manage uncertain times
We often think of a mood as a temporary feeling or state of mind, e.g. he was in a happy mood or she was in a sad mood. Mood disorders, however, are often longer-lasting and tend to affect an individual’s life for a prolonged period of time.
In psychology, people with mood abnormalities fall under psychopathology—the umbrella term for people who have psychological thought processes, neurochemical imbalances, and unhealthy social environments. This module explores the different types of mood disorders, such as stress, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and phobic behaviours (phobias).
Learners will also have an understanding of how to support people with such disorders, including following different therapies and techniques.