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Brain and Behavior in Mental Disorders

East Baltimore
4th Term
Mental Health
Academic Year
2015 - 2016
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
M, W, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Examines the onset and clinical symptoms of mental disorders over the life course of the developing and aging brain to illustrate neurobiological systems involved in thinking, feeling, and acting. Increases understanding of behavioral disorders, their assessment, neurobiological underpinnings, and systemic influences. Reviews some common disorders, discussion (1) clinical and case studies; (2) definitions and diagnostic methods; treatment, epidemiologic evidence regarding etiology, and (3)challenges to examining brain-behavior relationships across disorders.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe and learn concepts, test instruments, and methods used to understand the fundamental principles of brain-behavior relationships and how they break down
  2. Think critically about the onset of mental disorders across the life span in conjunction with brain developmental milestones