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Neuroscience Perspectives on Psychopathologies

PSYC 247
Spring 2013 not offered
Crosslisting: NS&B 217
Course Cluster: Disability Studies

The goals of this course are to (1) acquaint students with the signs and symptoms, cognitive sequelae, and functional consequences of a range of DSM-IV-defined psychiatric categories, e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar illness, depression, attention-deficit disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder, and to introduce standardized methods for describing and quantifying symptoms and cognitive skills in these disorders; (2) begin to critically evaluate links between disordered behavior and disrupted activity in anatomically- and neurochemically-defined neural systems based on contemporary structural and functional neuroimaging methodology, as well as links between common features of disordered behavior in psychiatric syndromes and neurological illnesses with well-defined pathophysiology; and (3) describe how emerging information regarding neural correlates of disordered behavior aids development of novel treatment technologies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC105
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-24-2014
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