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Emotions and emotional disorders
Emotions and emotional disorders

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Emotions and emotional disorders

Introduction

This course is about stress, emotional disorders and the brain. 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. To start, the course looks at some definitions of mood, emotions and emotional disorders and explains how emotions and emotional disorders themselves can be placed in the wider context of our evolutionary heritage.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course SDK228 The science of the mind: investigating mental health [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .