PHP555 Advanced Neuropsychiatric Pharmacotherapy
|Coordinator/Primary Instructor||Dr. Dufresne and Dr. Goren|
|Catalog Description||Comprehensive and advanced course on the pharmacotherapy of psychiatric and neurological diseases. Use of clinical case studies, evaluation of the primary literature, and other forms of interactive teaching will be emphasized. (Lec) Pre 324, 312 or BPS 312, BPS 322 or permission of the instructor.|
Detailed Course Description
Advanced Neuropsychiatric Pharmacotherapy (PHP555) covers important topics in the treatment of psychiatric and neurologic illness such as behavioral assessment, schizophrenia, bipolar and unipolar affective disorder, anxiety disorders, childhood psychiatric disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD), Parkinson’s disease, and other special topics in the field. More than 20 percent of medications dispensed are utilized to treat psychiatric and neurologic diseases, and some studies of primary care treatment show up to 40 percent of individuals presenting for treatment are suffering from a psychiatric disorder (such as an anxiety disorder or depression.). Also, often medications given for non-CNS disorders can affect brain function and behavior.