Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in MEDICINE AND SURGERY
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Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
First Semester
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Lesson (30 hours)


The final evaluation consist in an oral interview aimed to understand the student preparation on the topics of the course.

Voto Finale

The main objective is the knowledge of the essential aspects of psychopathology, classification of mental illnesses, clinical phenomena and the main practices for treatment with or without patient consent.
Another objective is the knowledge of treatments without consent (T.S.O). Which are a very delicate moment in the health practice of the basic practitioner.It is also proposed to make known how the sense given to "crazy" behaviors leads to coherent intervention initiatives. The normal/pathological relationship and the various psychopathological (biological, phenomenological, psychodynamic, sociological, anthropological) implications involve different conceptions of the disease. Give to the students basic notions of clinical psychology to manage relationship with the patient, psychological assessment and diagnostic process. Finally, make the distinction between psychosis and neurosis clear, a distinction which, while being little used, is a key point of reference for the clinician in his practice.

The history of psychiatry. Magic Conception of Mental Illness; The positivist theory and the psychiatric hospital
Psychiatric practices; Present organization of services
Semeiotic, Psychopathology and Nosography 
Psychosis and neurosis.
Psychoorganic syndromes (delirium)
Schizophrenia and delusional disorder
Affective Disorders
Postpartum Psychosis
Impulse and personality control disorders
Anxiety and neurosis
Reactions and disorders of adaptation
Eating Disorders
Principles of Psychiatric Treatment (Treatments Without Consent)
Types of request for psychiatric intervention
Psychopharmacological Therapies (I and II generation antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics and mood stabilizers) Psychiatric rehabilitation and resocialization
The psychotherapies

Callegari C., Vender S., Poloni N.
Fondamenti di Psichiatria. Raffaello Cortina Editore

Frontal lessons

The teacher is available to receive the students by appointment to be agreed by email: