The Addicted Brain

Start Date: 07/05/2020

Course Type: Common Course

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About Course

This is a course about addiction to drugs and other behaviors. It will describe what happens in the brain and how this information helps us deal with and overcome addiction. It will also discuss other topics such as government policy and our vulnerability to take drugs.

Course Syllabus

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to: define drug abuse, addiction, and dependence; describe what the behavior of addiction looks like; review some of the history of drug use, compare the statistics of addiction, recognize the ten classes of addicting drugs; and explore other types of addictions including gambling, food, Internet, sex, etc.

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Course Introduction

The Addicted Brain The brain is one of the largest organs in the body and the place where many actions of the body’s five hundred thousand cells converge. Brain injury, however, can occur at any point in time or in the body’s many tissues. What follows is an in-depth description of the anatomy of the brain, its anatomy in three dimensions, and the location and function of the major structures that are critical to the health and well-being of the brain and body. This is followed by the neuroscience and genetics of the human brain, the physiology of the central nervous system, the pathophysiology of seizures and epilepsy, the neurochemistry of depression and anxiety, and the pathophysiology of dementia and Alzheimer's. Throughout the course we will provide a thorough overview of the neuroscience and genetics of the human brain, the physiology of the central nervous system, the pathophysiology of seizures and epilepsy, the neurochemistry of depression and anxiety, and the pathophysiology of dementia and Alzheimer's. All of this is presented in an accessible and interactive format that will allow you to take a journey through the brain and human anatomy, from the top to the bottom. During the course the students will: - Gain an understanding of the major structures and systems that connect the brain and body, - Gain an in-depth understanding of the neurological and pathophysiology of various disorders and diseases, - Gain an appreciation of the differences among the various human tissues

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Prevention Programs Addiction Treatment Brain Drug And Alcohol Abuse Treatment

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