Biological Basis of Abnormal Behavior
PREREQUISITE: PSYCH-GA .2012.
Recent advances in genomics and neuroscience, resulting in large part from research in medical school academic environments, are providing new bases for understanding risk, identifying biomarkers for illness, and revealing new treatments. This course provides an overview of biological bases of drug addiction, obesity, anxiety disorders, affective disorders, and schizophrenia. Content is drawn from basic and translational neuroscience, as well as biological psychiatry and human psychopharmacology. Students have an opportunity to do in-depth reading/research on one or more topics of personal interest.