Psychopharmacology and Biological Bases of Behavior

This course will provide an understanding of basic neurological mechanisms and how they are effected by psychotropic medications. It includes a description of the functioning of neurotransmitters and their role in the etiology of some mental illnesses. The course will review the major classes of psychotropic medications and their use for specific psychological disorders. The integration of psychotropic medications into best practice treatment plans and case management is discussed.