Drugs, Brain, and Mind

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PSYC 225 900
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Prerequisites: 
BIBB 109 or PSYC 109
Crosslistings: 
PSYC225900
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The course will begin with a review of basic concepts in pharmacology including: routes of drug administration, drug metabolism, the dose response curve, tolerance and sensitization. Following a brief overview of cellular foundations of neuropharmacology (neuronal biology, synaptic and receptor function), the course will focus on several neurotransmitter systems and the molecular and behavioral mechanisms mediating the mind-altering, additive and neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia an anxiety, with an emphasis on their underlying neurobiological causes, as well as the pharmacological approaches for treatment. Some seats in this course have been reserved for LPS Pre-Health Program students and the remainder have been reserved for SAS College students.  If you would like to join the wait list for this course please email lps@sas.upenn.edu.  Course must be taken for a grade. 

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