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PSY - Psychology

PSY 260

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

(3.00 CR.)

Prerequisites are PSY 200, 201, or division approval. Examines how psychoactive drugs interact with the body and the brain. Explores the use of prescription psychoactive drugs to treat mental disorders. Explores the use of psychoactive drugs in American culture. Differentiates use and abuse of psychoactive substances so that symptoms of abuse can be identified in a person. Investigates various treatments of substance abuse. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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