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Education Courses Psychopharmacology: drug therapy of behavioural disorders and other psychological disturbances

Psychopharmacology: drug therapy of behavioural disorders and other psychological disturbances

Language
English
Nature
optional C
Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
3
Semester in the curriculum
2
Credits
2
Lectures
20
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Description of the course:

Psychopharmacology: drug therapy of behavioural disorders and other psychological disturbances

Aims of the course is to present currently available drug- and alternative therapies of mental illnesses and behavioral disorders with case studies. The course includes new treatment guidelines how to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, drug and behavioural addictions, insomnia and those of other CNS disorders.

 

  • Mental disorders in animals, the role of stress, the alternative options of stress reduction, drug therapy for anxiety
  • Behavioural disturbances with case studies, therapy alternatives. Human and veterinary aspects.
  • Mood swings and their biochemical background. The types of depression, symptoms, causes, clinical aspects and treatment options in humans and in companion animals. The animal models of depression.
  • Presentation of neurodegenerative diseases: Parkinson and Alzheimer-diseases. Cognitive disorders in animals and available drug therapies.
  • The role of companion animals in psychotherapy. Drug and behavioral addictions. The presentation of newly introduced drugs in the field of psychopharmacology.

 

Written exam

Erzsébet Pásztiné Gere PhD

Budapest, 08-09-2016

Evaluation description

Written exam

Exam information

Written exam