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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NURS 608 - Diagnostic Considerations and Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Disorders

Diagnostic criteria within the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) for psychiatric disorders are examined. Functional brain anatomy and physiology are studied with emphasis given to those disruptions which lead to mental illness, including environmental, developmental and genomic influences. Psychopharmacological and therapies currently utilized to treat specific mental illnesses based on current science and practice of standards are detailed with emphasis on optimal outcomes and primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.

For graduate nursing majors only.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 617 and NURS 618.

Cr 3
Lec 3

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