PSYC6202Lifespan Psychopathology3 ch
This seminar provides an overview of theory and research on a broad range of psychological disorders and how they may present in clinical settings that serve children, adolescents, and adults. First, current conceptual frameworks and classification systems used to understand psychological disorders will be evaluated. Then the symptoms and DSM diagnostic criteria for specific disorders will be reveiwed, with attention to similarities and differences in the presentation of disorders across development. Factors such as gender differences, etiology, and comorbidity will also be considered. Prerequisites: none.