|(3 cr.) This course introduces students to the effects and
mechanisms of action of psychoactive drugs. Drugs
used in the treatment of psychological disorders
as well as drugs of abuse are covered. In addition
to describing basic principles of
neuropharmacology, the course covers theories of
tolerance, dependence and abuse in depth.
Pharmacotherapy for substance abuse and major
mental disorders is described from both a
biological and clinical perspective.
Prerequisite: PS 252; Every Year, Fall and Spring|