A thorough examination of neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and neurophysiology features as they integrate in the emergence, research and treatment of clinical disorders

Neuroanatomy: neurons, glia cells, the nervous system, neurophysiology and neurotransmitters’ neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology: the HPA axis, metabolism, the stress response, sex hormones on mental health, genetics and psychiatric genetics, genetics in clinical practice, animal models of behavior and mental disorders, their relationship to learning theory and their applications for studying anxiety and depression features, ADHD, addiction, animal models in pharmaceutical research, psychopharmacology: the “lock and key” principle, ligand-receptor complexes, pharmacokinetics, post-synaptic signaling pathways, physical therapies and psychotherapy effects on the body, the placebo effect on the brain, clinical disorders: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, personality disorders, substance disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders: their history, clinical syndromes, epidemiology, genetics, brain structure and function, neurochemistry/pharmacological treatment and related animal and experimental models.