Our lexicon of mental illness is immense: There currently are hundreds of classified disorders and an extensive assortment of medications and therapies. This course explores the history of this productive science -- its discoveries, classifications, and treatments of psychiatric distress. The excursion begins with a general introduction and proceeds to explore 4 kinds of mental illness: neurasthenia, depression, attention deficits (ADD/ADHD), and narcissism. Each kind is examined in terms of its scientific research and classification; treatments developed to cure or alleviate its symptoms; lived-experiences of those so diagnosed with the disorder; and critical reflection on the diagnosis.
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Principales reseñas sobre HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS
The course and the teacher have been very effective in helping me to learn about the history of mental illness. Thank you!
Such a good course, so thought enticing. I would recommend it, especially to those working in mental health.
Excellent information and course lessons. Very informative.
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