Start Date: 02/16/2020

Course Type: Common Course

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The main goal of this class are to gain an introductory exposure to the nature of the psychiatric disorder known as schizophrenia as revealed by the scientific method. We will discuss a broad range of findings from the scientific investigation of biological and psychological factors related to schizophrenia and its treatment. More specifically we will learn about: (1) key symptomatic features through discussion and enactments of interviews with actors portraying many of the cardinal features of the illness, (2) what brain imaging studies (MRI and fMRI) and neurochemistry have taught us about the neuroscience of the disorder, (3) scientific psychological data and theories concerning cognition, emotion and behavior in schizophrenia, and (4) current, evidence-based somatic and psychosocial approaches to treatment. A brief historical overview of the recent emergence of the psychiatric category of schizophrenia will be presented as well.

Course Syllabus

In the third module we begin to discuss the neurochemistry of the disorder as well as common manifestations of those diagnosed with schizophrenia on structural and functional brain MRI scans. First, though, we look at two more client-clinician simulations to explore symptoms and recovery.

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Course Introduction

Schizophrenia In psychiatry, the term schizophrenia refers to abnormal mental states characteristic of the mind or behavior. Some of these states, like delusions or hallucinations, are seen as normal, but others, like dyspraxia, psychosis, and psychosis/affective psychosis, are seen as extraordinary. In this course, we will study the psychiatric causes of schizophrenia and how the disorder is diagnosed. We will also look at different treatments for schizophrenia. We will start by looking at current treatments that are used in psychiatry. We will then examine the various routes that schizophrenia may be diagnosed, and what the results are. We will look at various modes of treatment, including surgical and biological approaches, and we will discuss the differences between normal and schizophrenia. Finally, we will look at treatment options. We will also look at how schizophrenia develops and who may be at risk. Learning Objectives: This course teaches participants the following: 1. About psychiatric disorders 2. About different types of schizophrenia 3. About treatments for schizophrenia 4. About treatment options 5. About treatments for adolescentsAtomic Structures of Psychiatry Psychiatric Disorders Psychiatric Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence Other Forms of Psychiatric Disorders <|

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Psychology Psychiatry Psychiatric Disorders Psychotherapy

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