Introduction to Schizophrenia - Certificate
- 2.5 hours on-demand video
- 1 downloadable resource
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- What is Schizophrenia?
- Symptoms of Schizophrenia
- How common is Schizophrenia?
- What are some of the causes of Schizophrenia?
- How is Schizophrenia assessed?
- How is Schizophrenia diagnosed?
- A Brief history of diagnosing and treating Schizophrenia
- The 4 main types of Schizophrenia
- Prescribed Medicines for Treatment of Schizophrenia (direct advice on medications not provided)
- Talking Therapies for Schizophrenia
- Psycho-Social Interventions for Schizophrenia
- Help and support organisations for the public, carers, professionals and family members
- A good basic standard of English
- An interest in the subject
This course is packed with lectures and narrated PowerPoint presentations and overall, provides a comprehensive introduction to Schizophrenia, how it is assessed, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, treatments available, historical developments and evidence about the potential causes of the condition. An excellent course for anyone with an interest in the topic, either from a personal or professional perspective. The course is taught by Kevin O'Doherty, Psychologist, Forensic Mental Health Expert Witness and CBT Therapist.
- Staff working in social care or mental health
- People who have a friend or family member with schizophrenia
- Members of the general public with an interest in schizophrenia
- People working in education
- Therapists who would like to know more about schizophrenia
- Medical staff who may come into contact with people displaying symptoms of schizophrenia
Her we start with an introduction to the course, setting out the scene for what can be expected throughout the course.
Here we look briefly at the term schizophrenia and how it came about. A controversial term that has changed a number of times over the years.
Epidemiology refers to the prevalence of a health condition in society, how widespread it is for example. here we explore how common Schizophrenia is.
In the past, when many issues were thought of as deriving from demonic possession or the influence of spiritual/divine intervention, the sometimes bizarre behaviours and speech associated with schizophrenia was deemed as signs of demonic intervention.