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Graduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CNS 709 - Psychopharmacology

(3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): CNS 706 or EDE 731; must be admitted as a graduate student to be eligible for this course; non-degree graduate students must obtain departmental permission to register for this course. Psychological and physiological effects of the five major classes of psychotropic drugs are examined to assist counselors in understanding the ways these drugs affect their clients. Examples of commonly used drugs in mental health settings are included with review of their effects, side effects, and impact on the counseling process. Provides knowledge essential for counselors to understand drug impact and raise informed questions when seeking psychiatric consultation. Special attention is given to medications used to treat disorders of anxiety, depression, and psychosis.


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