This module will be an introduction to the psychology of metal health.
Students will first learn about definitions of mental health, followed by symptom categorisation and and diagnosis. They will also cover how research, and different research methods have influenced the scientific understanding of mental health. Students will be introduced to different perspectives of mental health, and the final few lectures will cover treatments. Applied examples will be provided throughout relating to mood, psychotic and neurocognitive disorders. The module will also cover stigma, and how this influences the development and maintenance of mental health in the context of different perspectives.