Here are the things you need to know for the SAC 1st Friday back:


Biopsychosocial framework

What is normal?  What are the ways we classify normal?


What are the differences between mental health and mental illness?

Approaches to classifying mental illness

How are the DSM IV & ICD-10 used?

What do the different axis in the DSM mean?

Rosenham’s study

GAS (stop giggling Amy!)

Fight/flight response

Eustress vs distress

Different models of coping with stress/how stress works/how it can relate to depression

Crowding and it’s relation to stress


Neurotransmitters associated with stress/mental health issues

Freud’s theory of anxiety disorders

How do SSRIs work (in the treatment of depression)?

Seligman’s theory of learned helplessness

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)


Remember, there are plenty of online resources to help you, you don’t just have to rely on your textbook.  Check out online psychological dictionaries for really helpful definitions.  I linked to one in an earlier post.

Good luck!