When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:
- Compare and contrast approaches to the explanation of psychopathology, including historical approaches, the medical model and psychological models.
- Discuss the pros and cons of a number of different approaches to defining psychopathology.
- Describe the history of the development of psychopathology classification systems.
- Compare and contrast the pros and cons of DSM as a means of classifying and diagnosing psychopathology.