PY 714: Clinical Psychopharmacology

Synonym:

51679 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

J Gila Lindsley

Credits:

1

Seats:

20

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 4/5 - 4/6 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Biological Bases of Behavior
Prerequisite: PY 710 Biological Foundations of Clinical Psychology
Priority to Year IV students from December 4 - 11; open to all other students December 12.

This weekend course will focus on the clinical uses of psychotropic medications in the treatment of affective disorders, psychotic disorders and anxiety disorders. The mechanisms by which abused substances affect the body and drugs used in the treatment of substance abuse disorders will also be covered. The basic biology underlying these disorders will be presented as part of the discussion of the therapeutic mechanisms of drug action.