2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COUN 6203 - Psychopharmacology and Biopsychosocial Considerations


(5 cr.) The potential for addictive disorders to present like a variety of medical and psychological disorders is common. In this course, students examine how to treat addictions that may coexist with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and other psychological disorders as described in the DSM-IV-TR. They survey a spectrum of psychotropic medications and their use in the treatment of mental, behavioral, and addictive disorders. Students also explore factors that increase the likelihood for a person, community, or group to be at risk for psychoactive substance use disorders. Through this course, students gain an understanding of the basic classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed medications so that they make appropriate referrals within treatment teams.



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