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What is psychopathology? Why is psychopathology important? During this lesson, we will examine the history of psychopathology and various experiments that demonstrate the importance of accurate diagnoses of mental disorders. We will also look in detail at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of schizophrenia.
Keywords: psychopathology, mental disorders, Tourette's, schizophrenia, antipsychotic medication, diagnosis, lobotomy, genetic predispositions, dopamine
An embroidered cloth made by a patient diagnosed with schizophrenia. (Image by cometstarmoon on Flickr. License: CC-BY.)