Mental Health Studies - Understanding Behaviour, Burnout and Depression - Revised

Mental Health
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Learn about mental health problems so you can help reduce the stigma of mental illness.




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The modern world has created many challenges that adversely impact health and wellness levels in our daily personal and professional lives. This mental health studies course introduces the different types of human behaviour and the effects that burnout and depression can have on an individual's mental health and wellness.

The course begins by defining characteristics of normal and abnormal behavioural tendencies. You will learn that mental health wellness is essential to ensuring homeostasis and equilibrium of body and mind, so that every individual can enjoy sustainable health and wellness free from disease and disorders.

Next, the personal and occupational impact of burnout and depression are discussed along with the causes and identifiable signs and symptoms. The range of personality disorders, phobias and neurotic behaviours are also discussed together with the associated signs and symptoms. Preventative techniques through lifestyle adjustments, medication and selected therapeutic intervention are outlined.

This mental health studies course will be of great interest to healthcare professionals who would like a greater understanding of mental health issues, and to those learners who would like to enhance their knowledge and understanding of diverse human behaviour traits, along with the impact of burnout and depression on the patient’s health and wellness.

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Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Define normal behavior.
  • Identify the characteristics of normal behaviour and defence mechanisms.
  • Describe the range of neurotic and psychotic behavioural tendencies.
  • Identify therapeutic and drug interventions to treat abnormal behaviours.
  • Cite the causes, signs and symptoms of burnout.
  • Identify types and classification of depression.
  • Cite causes sign and symptoms of depression.

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Course Reviews

Bernice E.
3 months ago
Bernice E.

Thank you very much. I feel I am a better mental Heath counselor now that before. Especially in the area of the two types of depression! Endogenous and exogenous depression and so many others like evaluating a patient. Thank you?

Kerianne E.
2 years ago
Kerianne E.

good...very informative easy to learn format

Shane T.
2 years ago
Shane T.

Enjoyed the refresher

Guadalupe L.
2 years ago
Guadalupe L.

It was very interesting and has a lot of great information to learn.

Susan G.
2 years ago
Susan G.

Extremely informative and interesting. a deep insight

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