Psychopathology

PHA348

Presentation providing a clinical understanding of the medical manifestations of thalamic, limbic, and cortical illness. The psychiatric illnesses most common to primary care practice are reviewed. Guidelines for diagnosis and pharmacological and behavioral treatment strategies are a primary focus. Topics include behavioral health maintenance and restoration, normative and pathological adaptations to stress, and issues related to death and dying. Additional discussion includes the counseling skills used to help patients cope with stress, illness and injury, treatment compliance, and the pharmacologic and cognitive principles of modifying brain-behavioral systems. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab) Prerequisite(s): HTH333 and PHA301 and PHA311 and PHA316 and PHA322 and PHA326 and PHA347 or PHA301 and PHA311 and PHA316 and PHA322 and PHA326 and PHA347 and PHA375. Spring Only.