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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectPsychology
Number & Suffix: 112
Full UC Title: PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 
Transcript Title: PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: In neuroscience and psychology, the biological approach to behavior and psychiatric disorders is of substantial importance. In recent decades new classes of psychoactive drugs have been developed for the treatment of disorders like depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Further developments in neuroscience and fields like genetics hold the promise that progress in the discovery of new medications will become faster and more innovative. This course covers the most important classes of psychoactive substances (sedative-hypnotics, anxiolytics, stimulantia, anti-depressants and antipsychotics). It also discusses the recreative use of drugs and the principles of tolerance and possible dependence (addiction). The course covers the pharmacological properties of each substance, their working mechanisms, and their clinical application, if applicable. The course is suited to students interested in brain and behavior as well as students planning to work in mental health care or with the interdisciplinary treatment of psychological, psychiatric or somatic (e.g. pain medications) problems. The course uses literature that covers both scientific backgrounds and clinical applications. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 
Partner University Department: Psychology 
Partner University Course Number: 201700081