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Psychopharmacology and the Addictive Process (HSV210)

3.0 Semester Hours

This course studies the behavioral and cognitive effects of psychoactive drugs - drugs that affect the brain and central nervous system. The psychology and physiology of addictive behavior; the use of drugs in treating psychiatric disorders; and the historical background, pharmacology, psychological and physiological effects, medical uses and toxicity of socially abused drugs are also explored. Differences in the attitudes and behavior patterns of special populations are emphasized.

Recommended Prereq: HSV120 or consent of instructor.

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