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The Open University

Making sense of mental health problems

The Open University via OpenLearn

Overview

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 ...

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 Assessing mental health problems
  • 1 Assessing mental health problems
  • 1.1 An assessment of Mandy’s situation
  • 2 Medical perspectives
  • 2 Medical perspectives
  • 2.1 Diagnostic handbooks
  • 2.2 Scientific advances in understanding mental health problems
  • 2.3 A psychiatrist’s perspective
  • 3 Psychological perspectives
  • 3 Psychological perspectives
  • 3.1 Psychological formulation
  • 3.2 A psychologist’s perspective
  • 4 Social need perspectives
  • 4 Social need perspectives
  • 4.1 A social worker’s perspective
  • 5 Diagnosis and its alternatives
  • 5 Diagnosis and its alternatives
  • 5.1 Alternative approaches
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

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