Summer Courses





Clinical Psychopharmacology

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Course Number: 
BIBB 482 920
Schedule: 
Tuesday 5:30pm-9:20pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 5:30pm-9:20pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

LEXOW, NEDRA

Prerequisite(s): 
BIBB 109 or Permission of Instructor.
Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Note: 
***Summer Session 2***
Course Description: 

This course examines the history, rationale and putative mechanism of action of drugs used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Emphasis is placed on neurobiological processes underlying psychopathology and pharmacological intervention. Drugs currently in use as well as new drugs in development will be covered. Strategies, techniques, issues and challenges of clinical psychopharmacological research will be addressed and new approaches to drug discovery, including the use of pharmacogenomics and proteomics to understand variability in drug response and identify new molecular drug targets, will be covered in depth. Specific drug classes to be considered include antidepressants, anxiolytics, typical and atypical antipsychotics, narcotic analgesics, sedative hypnotics, and antiepileptic medications. A contrasting theme throughout the course will be the use of drugs as probes to identify neural substrates of behavior.


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