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PSY5406 Psychopharmacology

Course Description

Provides a comprehensive overview of psychotropic medication options, including biochemical makeup, function, and possible side effects, utilized to treat mental disorders. Students will be exposed to the basic physiology and function of the brain as it relates to the use of psychotropic medications and basic psychological dysfunctions, e.g., mood disorders, ADHD, ADD, OCD, intermittent explosive disorder, and psychotic disorders. Also examines the increased collaboration among mental health and medical practitioners as psychopharmacological interventions become more common in client populations served by Professional Clinical Counselors.