The course will provide general knowledge in the causes, clinical signs and pharmacological treatment of the most common psychiatric conditions; the role of stressful events in psychological and psychiatric illnesses; how to interact with the psychiatric patient and understand the consequences of the illness in the family environment; general knowledge of the cognitive and behavioral therapeutic approaches;
Expected learning outcomes
The student will be able to: · discuss the most common psychiatric illnesses, aetiology, treatment modalities, pharmacological treatments; · discuss the role of stressful events in health and illness; · discuss the possible consequences of mental pathology within the family; · discuss the concepts of understanding and explanation in medicine, psychiatry and clinical psychology; · discuss the main aspects of cognitive and behavioral therapeutic approaches;
Be enrolled in the 3rd year of the course of study
Assessment methods and Criteria
- The Concept of Mental Disorder - Criteria and diagnostic systems; the organization of health care for psychiatric diseases - Psychotic disorders - Anxiety Disorders - Mood Disorders - Disorders related to the use of psychoactive substances - Disorders of Food Conduct - The iatrogenic effects of psychopharmacological therapy
Slides and scientific articles explained during the lessons
The epistemological model of disease and patient centered medicine; the patient's experience of illness; the communicative-relational process in medicine; the relational skills of the healthcare professional; psychological defense mechanisms; elements of psychosexology; the inner life of the health worker.