Psychiatry and behavioral psychology

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
72
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/14 M-PSI/08 MED/25
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with:
i) the scientific and cultural tools about physiopathology, psychopathology, clinical aspects and therapeutic strategies of the main psychiatric disorders;
ii) information concerning the main models of the mind, the related psychotherapeutic interventions and the main psycho-diagnostic tools;
iii) the deontological and legal aspects of the psychiatric care in Italy.
Expected learning outcomes
Students have acquired the tools:
i) to identify the main psychiatric disorders;
ii) to choose the therapeutic strategies;
iii) to act directly or by referring the patient to the appropriate health care professionals accordingly to the deontological and legal aspects of the psychiatric care in Italy.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
In the first semester the lectures will take place as concurrent classroms:
·in the classroom with a limited number of students, who have previously booked using the "lezioniUnimi" app with the unimi e-mail account username and password; (https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/seguire…) and at the same time through the "Teams platform" for online students ;
· The student must wear a surgical mask for the entire duration of his/her stay in the classroom and to sit using every other free seat
· the lectures will be recorded and made available on the teacher's Ariel website for students with proven difficulties to connect during classes
· the lectures will take place at the San Paolo Hospital on the 3rd floor of Blocco C. Students must access classrooms via Blocco C and exit via the side blocks (students leaving Pauling and Fleming rooms towards Blocco B and students leaving Curie, Golgi and Pasteur rooms towards Blocco A).
Students must enter from the main hall (R floor) of the San Paolo hospital and undergo body temperature measurement by the infrared cameras. It is strongly recommended to use the stairs for classrooms entering and/or leaving.
NB for any further information check the unimi.it website: (Home Studiare Frequentare un corso di laurea Seguire il percorso di studi Orari delle lezioni)
Prerequisites for admission
It is highly recommended the attendance to all the previous years' courses.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be an oral discussion of a clinical case. The Commission will evaluate the semeiological, diagnostic and clinical-therapeutic abilities of the Student.
There will be no middle term exams.
Textbooks will be covered during the first class and they will be written on ARIEL online platform. Slides and other materials presented during class will be unloaded into ARIEL too.
The final grade comprehends Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology and it will be communicated at the end of the oral exam.
Pharmacology
Course syllabus
Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorders and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Anxiety disorders and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Schizophrenia's spectrum disorders and other psychotic disorders and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Disorders from the use of psychoactive substances and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Teaching methods
Lectures, clinical cases' analysis and professionalizing activities
Teaching Resources
Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 13e (Italiana ed Inglese);
RANG & DALE: Farmacologia ottava edizione Italiana;
Katzung and Trevor: Farmacologia generale e clinica X Edizione italiana.
Psychiatry
Course syllabus
The nosographic systems and the diagnosis in psychiatry
Psychopathology
The interview and the anamnesis; Indications for investigations
Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorders and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Anxiety disorders and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Disorders related to traumatic and stressful events
Somatic Symptom Disorders and Related Disorders
Eating disorders
Schizophrenia's spectrum disorders and other psychotic disorders and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Disorders from the use of psychoactive substances and pharmacological treatments and non-pharmacological treatments
Personality disorders

The following points will be covered for each Disorder: the clinic (anamnesis, symptoms, course, prognosis, epidemiology), instrumental assessments if indicated, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments

The organization of psychiatric services - TSO and ASO
Psychiatry and Neuroscience: experimental studies
Teaching methods
Lectures, clinical cases' analysis and professionalizing activities
Teaching Resources
Kaplan & Sadock's Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, 4e
By Benjamin Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock and Pedro Ruiz - February 2017

Manuale di Psichiatria Clinica. Edizioni Minerva Medica. 2019
Robert B. White - Robert M. Gilliland
I MECCANISMI DI DIFESA
Ed Astrolabio
Clinical pathology
Course syllabus
Mind models, psychopathology and therapy: fundamentals of psychodynamic psychotherapy, family-systemic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy
Defense mechanisms: theoretical reference model, behavioral physiology and psychopathology, discussion of clinical cases
Addictions: psychological, motivational and treatment etiological aspects
Psychological evaluation: use of psychometric, projective, neuropsychological tests
Clinical psychological work with the organic patient
Teaching methods
Lectures, clinical cases' analysis and professionalizing activities
Teaching Resources
Spiegel D., Classen C.
TERAPIA DI GRUPPO PER PAZIENTI ONCOLOGICI. MANUALE DI INTERVENTO PSICOSOCIALE BASATO SULLE EVIDENZE.
Ed Mc Graw-Hill


Marasso G., Tomamichel M.
La sofferenza psicologica in oncologia. Modalità di intervento
Ed Carrocci Faber


AAVV
PSICONCOLOGIA
Ed Masson
Cap. 20 Consapevolezza e adattamento
Cap. 25 il disagio psichico e i mutamenti nell'identità del paziente in fase avanzata di malattia neoplastica
Cap. 26 La fase terminale di malattia
Cap. 72 Il suicidio
Cap 83 Il processo di consultazione psichiatrica e di valutazione
Cap 84 Interventi psicoeducazionali
Cap. 85 Il counselling
Cap. 86 La psicoterapia di crisi
Cap 87 La psicoterapia individuale
Cap. 89 Gli interventi di gruppo
Cap. 93 Gli interventi sul lutto nel paziente oncologico
Clinical pathology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Pharmacology
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Bottai Daniele
Psychiatry
MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Gambini Orsola