00867 - Psychiatry

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Michele Sanza
  • Credits: 8
  • SSD: MED/25
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Cesena
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques (cod. 8774)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the training activity, the student: a) is able to analyze the interaction of the bio-psycho-socio-environmental factors in relation to health and mental health; b) knows / uses clinical elements and diagnostic tools to evaluate mental distress and mental disorder; c) knows / uses the techniques for the personalized planning of the therapeutic treatment

Course contents

History of Psychiatry

  • psychiatric treatments in history
  • evolution of the treatments
  • from psychiatric hospital to the community system
  • Italian legislation on Mental Health and Pathological Addiction
  • organization of Mental Health Services and Pathological Dependencies in Italy

Prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health;

Semeiology and psychopathology;

  • general psychopathology of psychic functions
  • signs and symptoms of mental disorders


Mental disorders and treatments:

-Phenomenology, course and treatment of:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Schizophrenic disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating behavior disorders 

Pathological addictions and the organization of services:

  • Etiopathogenesis of Addiction
  • Psychotherapeutic approaches
  • Addiction Services


  • Testi di riferimento

    • Mario Rossi Monti: Manuale di Psichiatria per Psicologi Carocci Editore
    • Sanza M., Asioli F. e Ferrannini L., (2010), Il Disturbo Borderline di Personalità continuità e discontinuità nel trattamento. Centro scientifico editore.

    Testi consigliati:

    • De Plato G. e Berardi D., (2015), Elementi di Psichiatria. Bononia University Press, Bologna
    • Michele Sanza, Sara Valerio Raccontare la Cura. Franco Angeli editore

Teaching methods

  • Frontal lessons And on line lessons
  • Presentation of clinical cases
  • Discussion in the classroom

Assessment methods

  • multiple-choice written exam with 32 questione (4 answers) lasting 40 minutes.
  • Each correct answer is 1 point; the wrong answer is 0 points
  • 31 or 32 correct answers tonget laudem

Teaching tools

Slide show pdf format


clinical cases 

Office hours

See the website of Michele Sanza


No poverty Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.