Psychology - Depression

Depression

candidates will be expected to

  • develop knowledge and understanding of depression
  • apply knowledge and understanding of models, classification and diagnosis to depression

Candidates should be familiar with the following

  • clinical charactersitics of depression
  • issues surrounding the classification and diagnosis of depression - including reliability and validity
  • biological explanations of depression - genetics; biochemistry, for example
  • psychological explanations of depression - behavioural; cognitive; psychodynamic; socio-cultural, for example
  • biological therapies for depression, including their evaluation in terms of appropriateness and effectiveness
  • psychological therapies for depression, behavioural; psychodynamic; and cognitive-behavioural, for example including their evaluation in terms of appropriateness and effectiveness
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