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Abnormal Psychology

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Want to learn about schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, mania, childhood disorders? Why not take this course?

Understanding abnormal behaviour is the first step toward dealing with it, both for professionals as well as friends, relatives and aquaintances.

This course can be of value to anyone who wants to understand more about common psychological disorders, their causes and treatment. It is particularly beneficial for counsellors or support workers, for it will develop their ability to distinguish different types of psychological disorder, and determine when to refer clients for treatment. It is also of interest to anyone who finds human nature fascinating. We cover why different conditions may occur, what happens in different conditions and how we can treat them.

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Learning Goals: Abnormal Psychology BPS307

Identify disorders first prevalent under 18 years of age;
Describe how you would diagnose a case of suspected Autism in a child of 4 years of age;
Compare and contrast delirium and dementia;
Do an internet search for images of PET scans and MRI of brains affected by delirium or dementia include the images an essay discussing these disorders;
Distinguish between substance abuse disorders and substance dependence disorders;
Differentiate between psychotic disorders;
Describe briefly the subtypes of Schizophrenia;
Distinguish between Unipolar disorders and Bipolar disorders;
Outline a cognitive model of depression;
Describe different types of Anxiety Disorders;
Develop a treatment to overcome a client’s fear of spiders;
Distinguish between Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders;
Explain the primary criticisms of dissociative identity disorder;
Provide a diagnosis of a case study and justify your diagnosis;
Discuss Gender Identity Disorder, Paraphilias and Sexual Dysfunction;
Explain what distinguishes a preference of sexual act or object as a paraphilia;
Identify Eating Disorders and Sleep Disorders;
Explain how eating disorders develop;
Distinguish between Impulse Control Disorders and Adjustment disorders;
Develop a diagnostic table for impulse control disorders;
Distinguish between different types of Personality Disorder;
Differentiate between Narcissistic and Histrionic personality disorders.


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Aaron .
Il meglio I did the Abnormal Psychology course. Great service all around. I truly think this course is a good value for money, easy to use service and very helpful staff. The materials were all very-well structured and organised, very easy to follow! I would very much like to enrol in another course soon as I was left fully satisfied with this one. Highly recommended!

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Corso realizzato: Maggio 2017 | Consiglieresti questo centro?
Rupert .
Il meglio Overall an excellent course and a good value for money. I have no complaints. Transaction was completed quickly and efficiently, all the details I wanted were provided in a clear format and I was able to start the course within a couple of days. As for the course itself, the content was well-structured and organised. Everything was clear and I would recomment it to anyone.

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Il meglio I preferred the way it was exhibited. I find that every one of the units are made positively and I felt delighted in doing the course.

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Corso realizzato: Settembre 2016 | Consiglieresti questo centro?

Cosa impari in questo corso?

Mental Health
Counselling Psychology
Substance Abuse
Mental Health Treatment
Mental Illness
Personality Disorders


Lesson Structure: Abnormal Psychology BPS307

There are 11 lessons:

Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy
Criteria for determining abnormality
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Childhood Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Conduct Disorder
Mental Retardation
Aspergers Disorder
Stereotypic Movement Disorder
Normal Functioning
Depression in Childhood
Anxiety Disorders
Types of Therapy; Alderian, Behaviourm, Existential, Gestalt, Person Centred Therapy, Psycho analysis, Rational Emotive, Reality Therapy, Transactional.
Delirium, Dementia, Amnesic and Other Cognitive Disorders
Types of cognitive disorders
Types of Dementia
Alzheimers Disease
Comparing Dementia and Delerium
Cognitive Disorder NOS
Pseudo Dementia
Research Methods in Biopsychology
Substance-Related Disorders
Scope and nature of Substance Abuse
Reasons for Using Drugs
Substance Dependance
Intoxication and Withrawal
Alcohol Dependance and DT's
Substance Dependance
Substance Abuse
Drug Misuse
Classes of Drugs
Opium and Heroin
Other Drugs, steroids, ritalin, inhalants, etc
Risks with specific drugs
Older adults susceptible to Prescription Misuse
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Scope and nature
Treating Psychosis
Schizoaffective Disorders
Delusional (Paranoid) Disorders
Onset of Schizophrenia
Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Treating Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia and violence
Biology of Schizophrenia
Anipsychotic Medications
Psychosocial Treatments
Role of the Patients Support System
Mood Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Determining Type of Depression
Unipolar disorders and bipolar disorders.
Risk Factors for Depression
Men and Depression
Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment
Types of Treatment
Anxiety Disorders
Scope and Nature
Anxiety Symptoms
Generalised anxiety disorders
Phobic anxiety disorders
Panic disorder
Treatments -intervention, drugs, etc.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders
Somatisation Disorder
Conversion Disorder
Pain Disorder
Body Disymorphic Disorder
Factitios Disorders;types, symptoms, causes, diagnosis
Munchausens Syndrome
Disconnective Disorders
Psychogenic Amnesia
Psychogenic Fague
Disconnective Identity Disorder
Depersonalisation Disorder
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Scope and Nature
Hypoactive Sexual Disorder
Sexual Aversion
Fermale Sexual Arousal Disorder
Male Erectile Disorder
Female and Male Orgasmic Disorders
Premature Ejaculation
Secodary Sexual Dysfunction
Gender Identity Disorder (Transexualism)
Eating and Sleep Disorders
Scope and nature of Eating Disorders
Anerexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Treatment Strategies
Research Findings and Directions
Sleep Disorders; scope and nature
Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Prognosis for Sleep Apnea
Impulse-Control Disorders; Adjustment Disorder
Symptoms of adjustment disorders
Risk Factors for Adjustment Disorders
Impulse Control Disorders
Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Pathological Gambling
Compulsive Skin Picking
Personality Disorders
Scope and Nature of Personality Disorders
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Dependent Personality Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder; symptoms, treatment, research, etc.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

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