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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 2.4: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

Unit

Content

Teaching Hrs.

Domain

I Introduction

Mental Illness: Definition,;  Historical background,

Paradigms in Psychopathology: Biological,  Psychodynamic  Humanistic, Cognitive- Behaviour , Socio-cultural factors,

Epidemiological studies:  Prevalence, incidence and risk factors.

Diagnosis: Nature and Importance; Classificatory Systems: DSM and ICD.

Stress Diathesis model

Critcal evaluation of classificatory system.

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II Anxiety, Mood and Dissociative Disorders

Anxiety disorder: Types_ Phobias and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Clinical description, epidemiology, causes and treatment.

Other Anxiety disorder:  Clinical description, epidemiology, causes and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Mood Disorder: Clinical description, epidemiology, types , causes and treatment.

Dissociative Disorders: Clinical description, Types; epidemiology, causes and treatment.

 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

 Suicide- Epidemiology, Models, Preventive measures

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III Schizophrenia, Substance Use, Eating Disorders and Sexual Disorders:

Schizophrenia:Symptoms , Type, Epidemiology, Causes and Treatment.

Substance Use Disorders: Clinical Description, Types, Epidemiology, Causes and Treatment

Eating Disorders: Clinical Description, Types, Epidemiology, Causes and Treatment

Sexual Disorders: Clinical Description, Types, Epidemiology, Causes and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction.

Types of delusions.

Milieu Therapy

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Syllabus Books:

  1. Sadock, B.J. &Sadock, V.A. and Ruiz, P. (2015). Kaplan &Sadock’s Synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th. Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  2. American Psychiatric Association. (2013).Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5 TM). American Psychiatric Pub.

Reference Book:

  1. Alan Carr. (2001). Abnormal Psychology.Psychology Press.
  2. Paul Bennett. (2006). Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: An Introductory Textbook.Open University Press.
  3. Cave. (2002). Classification and Diagnosis of Psychological Abnormality.Routledge.
  4. C. Diclemente. (2003).Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover. Guilford Press.
Admission 2017