Psychology and Brain Sciences | Principles of Psychopathology
P624 | 26625 | Finn, P.

The focus of P624 is on the science of psychopathology. The course
entails a critical examination of conceptual models of
psychopathology, approaches to and issues in the classification of
psychopathology, research on the mechanisms or processes that
contribute to psychopathology. Specific DSM-IV categories of
disorders are discussed within the context of these themes
(conceptualizing, classifying, and mechanisms in psychopathology). We
will cover the major categories of psychopathology, Schizophrenias,
Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Childhood
Conduct, Oppositional, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders,
and selected Personality Disorders. The course has a major emphasis
on research and theory on the factors that are involved in the
etiology (vulnerability, risk, precipitation) and maintenance of
various manifestations of psychopathology.