Control Disorders
Control Disorders

Control Disorders

by Helen Farrell, MD

Control disorders, as defined in this course, may encompass a broad spectrum of psychological pathology. For example, substance addiction, a disorder characterized by a compulsion to continue using a substance despite demonstrated negative consequences, is extremely common. There are also non-substance or behavioral disorders, including addictions to food, gambling, mobile phones, as well as eating disorders. Other disorders covered in this course include trichotillomania and kleptomania, both of which are extremely debilitating to patients and families, though they may not be appropriately recognized as psychological disorders until late in life.

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:09 h
  • Quiz questions 58
  • Concept Pages 20


Your Educators of course Control Disorders

 Helen Farrell, MD

Helen Farrell, MD

Dr. Helen M. Farrell is a board-certified psychiatrist and works in private practice in Boston MA. She obtained her MD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2006. Dr. Farrell served on the Harvard Medical School faculty for over a decade, during which time she was an award-winning lecturer.

Due to her achievements, she is well-published in the field of psychiatry and forensic psychiatry and has appeared as an expert witness in court. She also delivered the TEDx Talk, “Creating Hope for Mental Health” in 2015 and has since contributed to multiple TED-Ed videos on mental health, which have over 30 million collective views.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Farrell teaches courses on Psychiatry.

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Not clear presentation
By john kadima n. on 24. July 2020 for Control Disorders

Did not like the presentation Difficult to understand and not good teacher

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Short and concise lecture. It helped to review the topics.