In this unit, students learn the history of psychopathology and examine issues associated with current methods of classification and diagnosis. Specific disorders will be considered using a lifespan approach to psychopathology. Comprehensive coverage of epidemiology, aetiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment interventions for the major forms of psychopathology affecting children, adolescents, and adults is provided. Students engage in critical examination of relevant research focusing on issues of differential diagnosis, symptom overlap, and sociocultural concepts of psychopathology. The synthesis of physiological, psychological, and contextual factors in developing a broad biopsychosocial understanding psychopathology is provided.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: RESEARCH, ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY