1) Definitions and diagnosis of mental illness and psychopathology 2) Psychiatry as a career, 3) Use of psychiatric medications and psychotherapy 4) Suicide 5) Power of psychiatry to infringe on civil liberties by committing someone to a hospital or restraining someone against their will
1. How do you approach a first meeting with a patient and evaluating what would be helpful to them? 2. What do psychiatrists do? How are they different from psychologists and other therapists and in what settings do psychiatrist practice? 3. How do you think about the role of psychiatry in our society in terms of deciding what behavior is abnormal and exercising the power to infringe on people’s civil liberties in certain situations?