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This subject provides a comprehensive overview of the major non-psychotic disorders, including mood, anxiety, substance use and eating disorders. Each lecture will focus on the epidemiology, aetiology and typical features of the disorder, its impact on health and functioning, and evidenced-based interventions.
Subject content includes:
- Introduction to psychopathology in young people
- Anxiety disorders in young people
- Depression in young people
- Substance use/misuse in young people
- PTSD in young people
- Eating disorders in young people
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of this subject students should be able to:
- Explain different forms of mental illness in young people.
- Describe the epidemiology of different forms of mental illness in young people.
- Summarise best practice biopsychosocial interventions for different forms of mental illness in young people.
- Differentiate the aetiology and risk and protective factors associated with different forms of mental illness in young people.
- Describe the functional impact of different forms of mental illness in young people.
Participation in this subject will enhance students’:
- Capacity to translate knowledge into practice
- Critical and analytical thinking skills
- Problem solving skills
- Written communication skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to find, evaluate and use relevant information
- Capacity for logical and independent thought
Last updated: 10 November 2023