PSY 325 Psychological Disorders

This course examines conceptions of abnormality, how psychological disorders are classified, and how they are treated. The DSM classification system and alternative systems will be critically considered, and the causes of psychological disorders will be discussed from a variety of perspectives (e.g., behaviourist, humanist, sociocultural). Specific disorders to be discussed include mood disorders, schizophrenia, substance-related disorders, somatoform and dissociative disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. In addition, the course includes consideration of cross-cultural factors, and legal and ethical issues. (Formerly the first half of PSY 040.) Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 11 or PSY 105 or PSY 102, Antirequisite: PSY 606 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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