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    University of Virginia
  Feb 23, 2018
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ISSS 341P - Abnormal Psychology

This course will explore the origins, maintenance, and treatment of mental disorders.  These include such illnesses as major depression, bipolar disorder (“manic depression”), schizophrenia, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, and eating disorders. The framework for organizing these will be based on the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders), but alternate classification systems and disorders which do not fall neatly within any category will also be discussed. Students will develop critical thinking skills as applied to theories and treatments relevant for each disorder. Related social concerns such as the social consequences of abnormal behaviors and legal issues will be discussed.  (IR)

Credits: 3