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ADPS 1139 Abnormal Psychology (Fall: 4 )

Course Description

Students are introduced to the categories used to understand normal and abnormal behavior and adjustment in Euro-American contexts. The course focuses on the specific diagnoses that are recognized in the DSM-5 and by the general medical establishment in the United States. The course provides mainstream competencies concerning diagnostic nomenclature and medical descriptions of human suffering. It also provides tools to critically analyze this system of diagnosis and approach to human suffering. In-depth consideration of psychoanalytic theory and case studies are used.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 06-Oct-17