This course provides a contemporary overview of human mental disorders. It will address questions such as What is “abnormal”? What causes mental illness and how do we treat them? Each week, students will explore a different mental disorder (e.g. depression, anxiety, eating disorders, schizophrenia) and discuss the symptoms, causes and treatment of these illnesses. Students will also learn about the scientific theories that link these factors (i.e. symptoms, causes, maintenance, treatment) as well as recent breakthroughs in our understanding and treatment of mental disorders.
This course is appropriate for students with and without a background in science and is taught entirely online through Moodle. The final exam will be held on the Kensington campus (i.e. not on Moodle) during the official exam period.
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