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Course Overview

This course introduces the uses, neurophysiological mode of action, and physiological and behavioral effects of various categories of psychoactive medications, including antipsychotic, anxiolytic, and antidepressant medications. Basic psychopharmacological research and the psychomimetic effects of drugs used for the treatment of medical and behavioral disorders will be discussed. Discussion of the use and effects of recreational substances and herbal medicines also will be explored during this course.

Credits: 2
Distribution: Graduate
Enrollment in the Ph.D. or Psy.D. Psychology Doctoral Programs; PSY 712, PSY 834 and PSY 840 (Clinical Ph.D. Doctoral Program).

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate