A critical examination of the neurobiological mechanisms of mental illness. Current biobehavioral perspectives of potential causes and treatments of psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, eating disorders, drug abuse, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are considered. An emphasis is placed on the interaction of nature and nurture (e.g. stress) contributing to both vulnerability and resilience to mental illness.
Pre-requisite: NEUR 270 or PSYC 200