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Child and Adult Psychopathology 1 - PSYC987

This unit aims to develop students’ conceptual and diagnostic understanding of the mental disorders contained within the DSM-5’s categories of bipolar and related disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-and stressor-related disorders, and the obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Importantly, this unit will discuss the evidence (or lack of evidence) for these disorders and their existing theoretical models in light of the history of the DSM and its alternatives. Moreover, this unit will take a lifespan approach, by exploring potential variations in mental disorders in childhood, adulthood, and later life. Lastly, this unit will provide an overview of the biological bases of and pharmacology for the anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, and for schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Melissa Norberg

Admission to MClinPsych Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY961, PSY919
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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