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PSYC 3386 Psychopharmacology: Behavior, Performance, and Brain Function (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores psychopharmacology, the science of drugs and behavior. We will discuss synaptic neurochemistry as associated with a number of specific mechanisms of drug action and outline brain circuits which mediate drug actions such as reward. Major classes of psychotropic drugs will be introduced, including both drugs of abuse and psychotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of mood disorders and psychosis.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Lamoureux

Prerequisites: PSYC2285. PSYC2285 or an equivalent neuroscience course.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17