PSY 6310 Psychopharmacology

Includes studies of psychopharmacology including ways in which drugs interact with the brain to affect cognitive processes and behavioral states, the fundamental principles of psychopharmacology including pharmacokinetics and chemical neurotransmission; specific classes of drugs and their applications to the treatment of psychological disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar mood and psychotic disorders; and substance use and abuse through topics including basic neurophysiology, addiction processes and the effects of licit and illicit drugs.