Biological Aspects of Childhood Psychopathology

Term: Spring 2010

Subject Code: GPSY

Course Number: 6212

This course considers neurological concomitants of various psychopathologies in children that may constitute risk factors for the disordered mental processes that are involved. Such factors are genetic (as shown in twin studies), morphological (involving brain structure and function), electrophysiological, chemical, and cognitive. The discussion includes autism, pervasive developmental disorder, childhood schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, childhood onset unipolar and bipolar disorder, Tourette's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific learning disabilities.

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