Professor Susan Nolen-Hoeksema describes how modern clinical psychology both identifies and treats various mental disorders.
Particular focus is placed upon mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and depression, including current diagnostic criteria and current practices for treatment.
This lecture continues to cover one of the most salient areas within the field of psychology known as psychopathology, or clinical psychology.
Following a discussion of the different ways of defining mental illness, Professor Bloom reviews several classes of clinical diagnoses including schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders.
The lecture concludes with a brief introduction to therapy.