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LO1: Demonstrate an awareness of historic and contemporary concepts of mental health


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LO1: Demonstrate an awareness of historic and contemporary concepts of mental health


For week 4

Psychiatric diagnosis (linked with LO’s 2,4,5 and part 2 of assignment.)

Read chapter 1 “Psychiatric Diagnosis” by Lucy Johnstone in: Tummey, R and Turner, T (2008) Critical Issues in Mental health. London: Palgrave Macmillan

  1. List the main points in relation to psychiatric diagnosis (link this with our discussions re DSM)
  2. What are the potential problems with a psychiatric diagnosis? (Link this with your work on CMHD’s last week)
  3. What is a formulation approach?
  4.  Think of the diagnostic and formulation approaches – what are the implications of these approaches in terms of intervention?
  5. Think about a case study you wish to choose for your assignment – list important factors which will help you identify a possible diagnosis for that person. (You can use the formulation approach suggested in pages 17-18 of chapter 1)
  6. What are the implications of a diagnosis for the person?


Learning Outcomes




LO1:Demonstrate an awareness of historic and contemporary concepts of mental health

Summative (final) Assessment


LO2: Develop a critical understanding of common mental health and enduring mental health issues and critically analyse and evaluate contemporary approaches and interventions in mental health care

Summative (final) Assessment

LO3: Critically analyse and evaluate the national policy and mental health legislation

Summative (final) Assessment 

LO4: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the impact and of the wider social socio economic factors which can influence mental health

Summative (final)



LO5:  Evaluate and articulate your knowledge and experience of mental health issues across the lifespan in relation to your own professional role and practice




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