Undergraduate | 3 Credits
This course is an introductory course in psychopharmacology that provides practical information to workers in a human services setting. It is designed to provide an overview of the psychopharmacology of therapeutic drugs, over-the-counter medications, illicit drugs, and alcohol. Emphasis will be on the nervous system structure, brain function, site of action theory, and on comprehending the effects of substances on these systems. Interactions, withdrawal, and maternal and fetal effects and effects on persons in different stages of development will also be addressed.