Online Course - Multi Media

Biological Causes of Psychological Disorders: What Every Clinician needs to Know

This course runs on PCs Only                     Published: Jun 2007
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Course Description

In the last few years significant advances in the fields of genetics, physiology, pharmacology, psychoneuroimmunology, toxicology, and nutrition indicate that many psychological disorders are caused or exacerbated by biological and biochemical processes. Medical illness can cause people to experience a baffling array of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems. People suffering from these problems often exhibit a poor response to therapy and/or psychotropic medication. In addition, psychological reactions to medical problems (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease) can complicate medical management and treatment. In this course you learn how the brain body affect each other, and how medical illnesses cause confusion, depression, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, and a litany of mental and emotional problems.


  • Describe the role that biological processes play in psychological disorders
  • Identify two medical causes of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional disturbances
  • Identify how to assess and rule out medical causes of psychological disorders.
Price: $119.00
6.0 Credits

William Matteson


William Matteson, Ph.D.

William Matteson, Ph.D. is an accomplished speaker, author, and clinician, who lectures nationally to healthcare professionals. A licensed psychologist and LMFT, Dr. Matteson is able to present cutting-edge research and treatment strategies in an organized and integrated fashion.