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Course Description

A (Gentle) Introduction to Mental Illness

In this broad introductory course students will explore how mental illness is diagnosed and treated, with a focus on psychosis, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Along with lecture and discussion addressing questions and issues, we will view clips of movie scenes and compare Hollywood portrayals of mental illnesses with the reality of mental illnesses.

Course Details

By completion of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders
  • Explain how antidepressant and antipsychotic medications work
  • Identify how mental illness is diagnosed and treated by psychiatrists

 

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Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
10:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
Nov 14, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
5.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $75.00
Instructor(s)
  • Philip Stokes
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook Required
Section Notes

Please note there is a 45 minute lunch break.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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