Making sense of mental health problems
Discover the evolution of responses to mental health problems in this free course. Explore key perspectives and theories, and understand the challenges faced by diagnostic systems in the field. Enhance your knowledge and gain insights into mental health diagnosis.
Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making sense of mental health problems, you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems. By directly relating key perspectives to a case study, you will reflect on how the medical perspective, psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental ill-health.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Describe key theories and concepts that have informed debates about mental health diagnosis
Outline how diagnostic systems have been developed and implemented
Explain why diagnostic systems are challenged in the mental health field.