Psychopathology and Mental Health (241126)

Learning Outcomes

* To understand and differentiate psychopathological disorders;
* To know the main diagnostic systems;
* Acquire basic skills that allow the identification of a psychopathological disorder and associated behaviors;
* To know and contextualize mental health policies.

Study Program

1. Definition of Mental Health 
2. Mental Health promotion: general data and national strategies 
3. National and European Mental Health Policies
4. Definition of Psychopathology, historical approach, main theoretical contributions and scope of study
5. Anxiety disorders
6. Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders 
7. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders ?
8. Depressive Disorders
9. Bipolar Disorders
10. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
11. Somatic Symptom Disorders 
12. Dissociative Disorders
13. Personality Disorders 
14. Eating Disorders
15. Sleep-Wake Disorders
16. Impulse-Control Disorders and one Addictive disorder
17. Developmental Psychology



American Psychiatric Association (2014). Manual de diagnóstico e estatística das perturbações mentais: DSM-V (5a Ed.) [Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders]. Lisboa: Climepsi. 
Barlow, D. (2014). Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders. Nova Iorque: Guilford Press.