Psychopathology covers the common problems faced in mental health. Their symptoms, aetiology, prevalence, incidence, and typical course are all discussed. Current approaches to assessment and diagnosis are also explored. The unit also considers the relevance of such practices, asking bigger questions such as what we mean by psychopathology, whether psychopathology is a constant phenomenon or does it change from culture to culture or from era to era. Students will come to a complex understanding of the role of intercultural and intracultural influences on the definition of psychopathology and how that has influenced assessment and diagnosis.