Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course will give you the overall basics you need if you desire to study about mental illness/disorders.
In this class, you're basically going to learn how to answer the following questions: "What is a mental illness/disorder?", what diagnostic criteria is used to discern between each type of illness/disorder, what causes a mental illness/disorder?, what are the options for how each illness/disorder can be psychologically and/or medically treated?, are there any that have no cure and why?, how do patients who have one or more of such illness/disorders view themselves and others?, what is it like for such patients to live with their psychological conditions?, and how does society view these conditions? I was very thankful that after taking this course, I learned all the basics I needed for to then research diligently more on the subject of mental illness and every basic question, such as the ones I previously mentioned, that can be asked about it. It is a VERY insightful and often very shocking curriculum you're exposed to as much of it contains information that can excite your interest and shock you like crazy at the same time.
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Advice for students:
If you are new to this kind of class, the best advice I would give you is to keep critically thinking and keep jotting down questions. Both tips are thoroughly needed because mental illnesses/disorders can certainly be a very complex subject. Ask your professor for resources you can look for that can help you get a better understanding as well.