PSMA015 Psychiatry of Mental Disorders: Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Courses attendance.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Main goal is introduce branch of Psychiatry to students, inform students about valid international clasification of mental disorders and main¨groups of mental disorders, and provide informations about principal therapeutics approaches - biological and psychotherapeutical treatment.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student is able
- to define and describe current international clasification of mental disorders
- to understand the basic psychopathology of individual mental function
- to employ manifestation of psychopatology in the diagnostic proces
- to formulate acquired knowledge in concrete output of psychological report
- to evaluace aplication and usefulness of biological and psychotherapeutical treatment
- to evaluace legal and ethical aspects of communication and treatment of mental disorders
  • 1. Introdution into psychiatry and position of psychiatry in medicine. Classification of mental disorders. Organisation of psychiatric care. Psychiatric investigation. 2. Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders. Issues of old age psychiatry. Attention deficit / hyperaktivity disorder. 3. Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of psychoactive substances. 4. Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders. 5. Mood (affective) disorders. 6. Neurotic, stress related and somatoform disorders. 7. Behavioural syndromes - eating disorders. 8. Disorders of personality and behaviour in adults person. 9. Biological treatment. Actual trends in treatment of mental disorders. 10. Case interpretation to individual groups of mental disorders. 11. Psychological examination in particular mental disorders. 12. Psychotherapy in particular mental disorders. Rehabilitation of cognitive dysfunction. 13. Communication with specific groups of patients.
    required literature
  • • Svoboda M. (ed.), Češková E., Kučerová H.: Psychopatologie a psychiatrie, Portál, Praha, 2006.
  • • Smolík P.: Duševní a behaviorální poruchy. 2. revid. Vydání, , Maxdorf/Jesenius, Praha, 2002.
    recommended literature
  • • Raboch J., Zvolský P. a kol.: Psychiatrie, Galén, Praha, 2002.
  • • Češková E.: Schizofrenie a její léčba. 2. rozšířené vydání, Maxdorf/Jessenius, Praha, 2007.
  • • Höschl C., Libiger J., Švestka J. (eds.): Psychiatrie. Tigis, Praha, 2002.
    not specified
  • • Kratochvíl S.: Základy psychoterapie. 5. vydání, Portál, Praha, 2006.
  • • Preiss M., Holub D., Říhová Z, Kučerová H.: Návrh baterie pro vyšetření kognitivních funkcí u schizofrenie. Psychiatrie, Praha : Tigis, 9, 2005 (2), s. 161-163.
  • • Preiss M., Kučerová H. a kol.: Neuropsychologie v psychiatrii. Grada, Praha, 2006.
Teaching methods
Teaching is based on lectures with interactive features. Special themes are presented by Professional from Department of Psychiatry. A more detailed literature dealing with special issues is recommended during each lecture. Lectures are ended by discussion.
Assessment methods
Teaching is terminated and evaluated by oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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