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PSYC-651 Psychopathology: Theory and Research (3) Course Level: Graduate

Psychopathology: Theory and Research (3) In this seminar students discuss the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of psychopathology. While it is important to know the diagnostic criteria for each disorder, it is more important to have an understanding of the relationship between disorders and how the overlap influences the field of psychopathology. The development of DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and the theory behind psychopathological classification provides the background for understanding the etiology of adult disorders. Current research that addresses the classification and treatment of adult disorders is also covered. Usually Offered: spring.