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The Basics of Psychopharmacology

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In this video, Dr Cyrus Marcellus Ellis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Governors State University, explains that the overall purpose of studying psychopharmacology is to understand how various medications go into the brain to re-regulate systems that are dysregulated and to make the difference with particular mood disorders. Breaking down the key components of both the “psycho” part of the word and also the “pharmacology” part, Dr Ellis emphasizes the role of the brain as the communication center of the body’s systems. The process of synaptic transmission and the roles of the main neurotransmitters are considered, as is the role of stress in undermining brain chemistry.

 

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