Psychedelics and Other Illegal Psychoactive Drugs as Medicines

PSY 362S

Neuroscience and potential clinical use of Cannabis, Ecstasy (MDMA) and psychedelic substances (e.g., psilocybin). Learn what these drugs do in the brain and how they do it. Course covers basic science evidence about potential physiological benefits, current trends in pharmaceutical development, and clinical trial evidence supporting applications of these formerly stigmatized drugs. Outside speakers address the FDA process, therapeutic use of psychoactive drugs, and the legislative process. Prior completion of Neuroscience 101/Psychology 106 or Neuroscience 102/Psychology 107 strongly encouraged.
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  • STS
  • NS
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