An advanced course in biological psychology, focusing on the effects of drugs on the human nervous system. It will explore drugs of abuse, emphasizing how these drugs work in the brain to produce their behavioral effects. Special attention will be given to the topic of addiction. The course will also focus on psychopharmacology, specifically the treatment of mental health disorders via the prescribing of psychoactive agents. The course will focus on the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders and psychotic disorders through medication. Attention will be given to how these drugs work in the brain. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.
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