Academic Year 2018/2019 - 3° Year - Curriculum Educatore sociale e di comunità
Teaching Staff: Concetta DE PASQUALE
Credit Value: 9
Taught classes: 54 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Acquisition of theoretical knowledge of general psychopathology. Description of syndromes and subdivision there of according to the psychic functions higher and the main signs and symptoms evaluated for each mental disorder. Description of epidemiological aspects related to psychiatric comorbidity in the course of other diseases. Description of the major pathogenetic models of psychosomatic illnesses, in particular giving space to stress reactions and its related biological and psychological. Acquisition of the general principles of supportive care drug and psychotherapeutic type.

Course Structure

A presentation lesson that briefly summarizes the program of the course.
The contents are ordered to encourage continuous learning.
The lessons are held with the slides.

Detailed Course Content

Psychopathology and clinical methodology. Cognitive disorders. Psychopathological aspects of epilepsy. Abuse and substance addiction. Anxiety disorders. Dissociative disorders. Somatoform and psychosomatic disorders. Mood disorders. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Sexual and gender identity disorders. Eating disorders. Disorders of impulse control. Personality disorders. Signs of psychiatric pharmacotherapy. Psychoterapies. Psychiatric Emergency and suicide.

Textbook Information

  1. De Pasquale C., Petralia A., Rapisarda V., “Lezioni integrative di Clinica psichiatrica. Neuropsichiatria dell’età evolutiva”. Vol. I, n°22, Formazione Psichiatrica, Catania 2002 (pg. 93 - 115; pg. 158 - 215).
  2. Biondi M., Carpiniello B., Muscettola G., Placidi G., Rossi A., Scarone S., “Manuale di psichiatria”. ELSEVIER, MASSON, 2009 (pg. 23-194; pg. 283 – 295).