4 semester credits
This course extends the study of brain chemistry into the topic of drugs and the chemical treatment of emotional and behavior disorders. This course provides an overview of drugs and biological interventions commonly used in clinical practice, their underlying brain mechanisms, and the research to support their effectiveness.
Co-requisites: PSY-727L must be taken in the same term or completed prior.
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
1. Know the basic constructs of pharmacy, with an emphasis on neural mechanisms.
2. Be familiar with a brain circuit conceptualization of symptom manifestation in major diagnostic categories of mental disorders.
3. Know the biochemistry implicated in these brain circuits.
4. Be familiar with the working hypotheses related to various medication regimens currently used to treat the selected mental disorder categories.
5. Be aware of issues of diversity that impact pharmacotherapy considerations.
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