Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Psychology 5250

Mood Disorders: Classification, Etiology, and Treatment

A survey of the mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, and several variants of these disorders. The course examines the mood disorders in depth, covering historical, cross-cultural, diagnostic, developmental, neuroscientific, etiologic


Credit Hours: 3


Grade of C- or higher in 2220 and 2300, and a grade of C- or higher in one of the following: 2367.02, 3331, 3331H, 3331E, 3335, or 3530; or Grad standing

Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:

Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe key concepts, principles, & overarching themes in psychology
  • Develop working knowledge of psychology's content domains
  • Describe applications of psychology


Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Engage in innovative & integrative thinking & problem solving
  • Interpret, design, & conduct basic psychological research
  • Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry



  • Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes
  • Interact effectively with others

Psychology Major:

Sequenced Advanced Course

Psychology Minors:

Syllabus: View Sample Syllabus

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