Free course

Emotions and emotional disorders

Free statement of participation on completion

In this free course, Emotions and emotional disorders, you will learn about some of the disorders related to the feelings of stress, sadness and anxiety including how these disorders are diagnosed, their biological correlates, and evidence of their possible causes.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise the value of an evolutionary perspective in understanding emotions (or moods) and emotional (or mood) disorders
  • specify brain pathways involved in the perception and processing of emotions
  • describe the rationale of approaches used in the diagnosis of emotional (or mood) disorders
  • outline the characteristics and experience of specified emotional disorders
  • demonstrate understanding of information about the prevalence of mental health disorders in populations.