psy275 | undergraduate

Introduction To Abnormal Psychology

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This course introduces the study of major psychological disorders as defined in the DSM 5, including their diagnoses, causes, and treatments. It covers such subjects as depression, bipolarity, anxiety, panic, somatoform, dissociation, substance abuse, anorexia, schizophrenia, and childhood disorders, as well as gender and cultural differences.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Problems of Anxiety and Stress

    • Identify the DSM-5 symptoms of anxiety, panic, PTSD, and dissociative disorders.
    • Explain the potential causes of anxiety, panic, PTSD, and dissociative disorders.
    • Describe the various methods of treatment for anxiety, panic, PTSD, and dissociative disorders.
    • Identify potential gender and cultural influences on anxiety, panic, PTSD, and dissociative disorders.

    Problems of Mood and Addiction

    • Identify potential gender and cultural influences on depressive, bipolar, and substance disorders.
    • Identify the DSM-5 symptoms of depressive, bipolar, and substance disorders.
    • Explain the potential causes of depressive, bipolar, and substance disorders.
    • Describe the various methods of treatment for depressive, bipolar, and substance disorders.

    Problems of Childhood and Adolescence

    • Identify the DSM-5 symptoms of childhood anxiety, childhood mood, oppositional defiant, conduct, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.
    • Explain the potential causes of childhood anxiety, childhood mood, oppositional defiant, conduct, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.
    • Describe the various methods of treatment for childhood anxiety, childhood mood, oppositional defiant, conduct, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders.
    • Identify potential gender and cultural influences on childhood anxiety, childhood mood, oppositional defiant, conduct, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders.

    Problems of the Mind and Body

    • Identify the DSM-5 symptoms of schizophrenia spectrum, anorexia, and somatic symptom disorders.
    • Explain the potential causes of schizophrenia spectrum, anorexia, and somatic symptom disorders.
    • Describe the various methods of treatment for schizophrenia spectrum, anorexia, and somatic symptom disorders.
    • Identify potential gender and cultural influences on schizophrenia spectrum, anorexia, and somatic symptom disorders.

    Understanding Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment

    • Describe clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
    • Explain the importance of using the DSM-5 in clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
    • Identify influences of abnormal psychology on society.
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