PSY 305 Psychopharmacology, 3 credits

This course explores what is currently known about the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders and the use of psychoactive drugs to treat them. Starting with the basics of the brain/behavior relationship and principles of pharmacology, we will cover the symptoms and treatment of the affective disorders, anxiety disorders and the schizophrenias, among others. Also included will be the psychological aspects and pharmacotherapy of the neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s chorea, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Prerequisite: PSY 123. Fall and Spring odd years