This module will be an introduction to the psychology of metal health.
Students will first learn about definitions, symptom categorisation and modern diagnosis of mental health conditions. 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, links between physical and mental health, and real world applications of mental health research to treatments, policy, and global mental health. The module will also cover stigma and inequalities, and how this influences the development and maintenance of mental health in the context of different perspectives. Applied examples will be provided throughout relating to mood and psychotic disorders.