Our lexicon of mental illness is immense: There currently are hundreds of classified disorders and an extensive assortment of medications and therapies. This course explores the history of this productive science -- its discoveries, classifications, and treatments of psychiatric distress. The excursion begins with a general introduction and proceeds to explore 4 kinds of mental illness: neurasthenia, depression, attention deficits (ADD/ADHD), and narcissism. Each kind is examined in terms of its scientific research and classification; treatments developed to cure or alleviate its symptoms; lived-experiences of those so diagnosed with the disorder; and critical reflection on the diagnosis.
This course is part of the Abnormal Psychology Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Gain familiarity with the evolution of the modern sciences and professions of abnormal psychology
Become aware of the cultural and socio-economic factors that have influenced our understanding and treatment of mental illness
Learn strategies for undertaking close reflection on diagnostic classifications and treatment of mental illness, both past and present
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Setting the Historical Context
Deficits of Attention
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TOP REVIEWS FROM HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS
The course and the teacher have been very effective in helping me to learn about the history of mental illness. Thank you!
Such a good course, so thought enticing. I would recommend it, especially to those working in mental health.
Excellent information and course lessons. Very informative.
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