00867 - Psychiatry

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  • Teacher Michele Sanza

  • Credits 8

  • SSD MED/25

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Psychological sciences and techniques (cod. 8774)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Sep 21, 2021 to Dec 02, 2021


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

No poverty Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

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