The course aims to provide a general overview of the fundamental concepts of Psychology and the psychological aspects of suffering and disease. In particular, the course aims to provide the student with the acquisition of the communication and relational skills necessary to adequately manage the therapeutic relationship and evaluate the symptoms that present themselves on clinical observation, trying to grasp also the underlying existential meaning.
The course is aimed to introduce the student to understand the physiological trajectories of development in the child with typical development with respect to those observed in children with developmental disabilities.
The student will acquire competences in the diagnostic procedure of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders in infancy, childhood and adolescence. He will learn about diagnostic criteria, psychometric evaluation and therapy in different childhood neuropsychiatric diseases.
Frontal lessons with the aid of slides.
Please note: Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.
The course is structured in lessons according to the academic calendar for the course. Frontal lessons followed by an interactive discussion on pertinent clinical cases will be performed.
Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.
Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.
The history and origins of mental illness, starting from a perspective that looks at the human being as an effect of the social system in its complexity. The function of the mother and the role of the father in the development process. Neurosis, psychosis and perversion: diagnosis and orientations in the therapeutic relationship.
Neurological examination of the newborn and preterm infant
The psychomotor development
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Oppositional defiant disturbance, Conduct disorder
Motor coordination disorders
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2. Lolli F. L’epoca dell’inconshow. Dimensione clinica e scenario sociale del fenomeno borderline. Ed. Mimesis, 2012
Neuropsichiatria Infantile 5/ed. [Militerni - Idelson Gnocchi]
Neurologia pediatrica di Lorenzo Pavone, Martino Ruggieri. Seconda Edizione [Masson]
American Psychiatric Association DSM - 5 Manuale diagnostico e statistico dei disturbi mentali. [Raffaello Cortina Editore , Edizione: V]