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Learn about the principles underlying psychological therapy and the features and treatment of common mental disorders, including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. Have you ever wondered what causes mental illness, or why we react to stress the way we do? Or what to expect as you get older?

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Mar 27th 2017

Public Mental Health is the application of the principles of medicine and social science to prevent the occurrence of mental and behavioral disorders and to promote mental health of the population. This course illustrates the principles of public health applied to depressive disorder, including principles of epidemiology, transcultural psychiatry, health services research, and prevention.

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Mar 20th 2017

Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders. One of the reasons we want to understand human nature is so we can help people with psychological disorders. This subject lays a foundation for understandings and further study in psychology.
You will learn how psychologists go about conceptualising and studying human nature, and how the brain works to produce thoughts, emotions and complex behaviour. We'll also look closely at how psychologists approach the diagnosis and treatment of the ‘common colds’ of psychopathology – anxiety and mood disorders.

Average: 5.6 (26 votes)
Mar 6th 2017

Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve patient's treatment, with this free online course. The world’s growing population faces major health issues, and medicines are a primary pillar to effect better health. Learn about the science of key medicines used to manage heart disease, depression, diabetes, pain control and smoking cessation.

Average: 8.1 (8 votes)
Jan 30th 2017

Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course. The great 18th century writer Dr Samuel Johnson, who suffered from severe bouts of depression, said “the only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life or better to endure it.” This free online course will explore how enjoying literature can help us to endure life.

Average: 5.6 (20 votes)
Sep 19th 2016

Improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and find out more about an effective and evidence-based treatment: CBT. Feeling sad or anxious at some point during your life is very normal and can often be resolved with the help of friends or family. But occasionally, these feelings can develop into more long-lasting mental health difficulties, including anxiety and depression. Around a quarter of the population are directly affected each year by mental health difficulties where more specialist help and support is needed. This course offers an insight into two of the most commonly diagnosed mental health difficulties: anxiety and depression.

Average: 6.1 (8 votes)
May 2nd 2016

This MOOC, proposed by the IACAPAP (International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions), is intended for people who want to learn the most basic notions in child and adolescent psychiatry. The main disorders (depression, autism, attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder, etc.) are tackled, like more general topics (development, the psychiatric interview, treatments, etc.). Professors come from all the continents and try to give a comprehensive picture of child and adolescent psychiatry.

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