PSY239 :  Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

This is an introduction to mental disorders and diagnosis with an overview of major treatment strategies. Subjects covered include a historical overview of mental disturbance, community psychology, the current Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM) and the social impact of mental disorder on modern society. Specific disorders include anxiety disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders, affective disorders, substance use disorders, suicide, schizophrenia and organic brain disorder.
Prerequisite: PSY201.
Credit Hours: 4
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