Spring 2007 not offered
This course will focus on clinical depression and will bridge biological psychology, clinical psychology and biological psychiatry. We will discuss the different types of depression in adults (e.g. bipolar depression, chronic depression, seasonal affective disorder, postpartum depression) and the differential efficacy of treatments for these groups. We also will discuss the biological mechanisms underlying a variety of treatments for depression including antidepressant drugs and non-drug alternatives (e.g., bright light therapy, sleep deprivation, herbal remedies).
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Primary source readings including journal articles and book chapters.
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An in-class seminar presentation, one major research paper on a topic related to the course, and weekly discussion questions will be required.
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Prerequisites:(PSYC101 and [PSYC240 or NS&B240])or (PSYC105 and [PSYC240 or NS&B240]) or (PSYC101 and PSYC251) or (PSYC105 and PSYC251)
This is a column 1 seminar course. This course is not open to first-year students. Contact the instructor directly to obtain an application. Only those students who submit completed applications will be considered for POI forms.
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