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HLSC 1F90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Schizophrenia, Dating Abuse, Bulimia Nervosa

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Week 8 Lecture Reading
Chapter 2 Textbook pages 40-50
Mental Illnesses: conditions that result in abnormal thinking, feeling,
moods, and behaviours and cause a varying degree of impaired
everyday functioning
Endogenous Depression: a type of depression with a biochemical
Exogenous Depression: a type of depression with an external cause,
such as a death of a loved one or martial break-up
Schizophrenia: a mental illness characterized by irrational
behaviours, severe alterations of the senses (hallucinations), and often,
an inability to function in society
Actions to take to prevent suicide:
1. Monitor the warning signals
2. Find a safe place to talk with the person
3. Take any threat seriously
4. Do not belittle the persons feelings or say that he or she does not
really mean it or could not succeed at suicide
5. Let the person know how much you care about him or her
6. Listen
7. Ask them directly
8. Help the person think about alternatives
9. Make a plan for the next few hours or days
10. Remove pills or guns and call 911 if the person already has
a plan
11. Tell someone
Psychiatrist: a licenced physician who specializes in treating mental
and emotional disorders
Psychoanalyst: a psychiatrist or psychologist with special training in
Psychologist: a person with a PhD and training in clinical or
counselling psychology
Social Worker: a person with a master’s degree and at least two
years of clinical training
Online Link pages 23-38
- As Canadian youth transition into young adults they move to
more urban setting for schooling and employment
- In 2006 85% of youth were in urban settings
- Personal income levels increase for young adults with the largest
shift taking place when students transition to full time
- 9/10 in 2009 of young adults had a high school education
- Men dropout rates were higher
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