Author(s):Dr Alison Haggett and Dr Mark Harrison
This module highlights the factors that influenced ideas about mental illness through the 20th century, examining the ways in which ideas about ‘normal’ behaviour were heavily contingent upon broader social fears and the cultural context of the time.
Despite significant advances arising from the biopsychosocial understanding of mental disorders, social and cultural factors still play an important part in interpreting and treating modern day mental illness.
By the end of the module you should have a deeper understanding of:
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