PSYC 411: Intro to Psychopathology

Class Program

This course reviews the major psychiatric disorders as defined in the DSM-5.  The salient diagnostic features of the mental disorders are highlighted.  Major theories of the etiology of mental illness are reviewed, and neurobiological correlates of abnormal behaviour are emphasized when possible.  Both psychotherapeutic and biological treatment options and outcome measures for mental illness are covered.  Clinical cases and clinical videos illustrating psychopathology are utilized to enhance learning.