PY 714: Clinical Psychopharmacology

2009-07-29 -

Maximum Increased.

Synonym:

63548 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Gila Lindsley

Credits:

1

Seats:

22

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 10/3 - 10/4 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Biological Bases of Behavior
Prerequisite: PY 710 Biological Foundations of Clinical Psychology
Restricted to Year IV students from July 16 – 21; open to all other students on July 22.

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.