Psychopharmacology Course

  • Course level: All Levels

About Course

General mechanisms and in depth review of antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, stimulants, anxiolytics, and more.


Psychopharmacology Review Course

Topics Covered

  • General Mechanisms in Psychopharmacology
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Mood Stabilizers
  • Anxiolytics
  • Psychostimulants
  • Medications for Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Neurobiology of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and Psychosis




What Will I Learn?

  • Neurobiology of Depression, Anxiety, and Fear
  • Neurobiology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Neurobiology of ADHD
  • Neurobiology of Memory
  • Neurobiology of Sleep
  • Neurobiology of Psychosis
  • Neurobiology of Parkinson Disease
  • Neurobiology of Pain
  • General Mechanisms in Psychopharmacology
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Mood Stabilizers
  • Anxiolytics
  • Stimulants
  • Medications for Neurocognitive Disorders

Topics for this course

35 Lessons

Introduction to the Nervous System

Review of Neurotransmitters and Receptors
Electrochemical Signaling and the Synapse
The Action Potential
Orientation and Planes
Embryonic Development of the Nervous System

The Brain


General Mechanisms in Psychopharmacology



Mood Stabilizers

Anxiolytics (Medication for Anxiety)

Stimulants and ADHD

References for this Course

About the instructor

Michael Ingram MD

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist

Dr. Ingram is a board certified psychiatrist with expertise in a variety of psychiatric disorders. He has particular interests in Neuropsychopharmacology as well as the diagnosis and treatment of both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Adults. Dr. Ingram is an advocate for the destigmatization of psychiatric disorders and has additional training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly Psychosomatic Medicine), a sub-specialty aiming to bridge the gap between mental and physical health.

Dr. Ingram spends part of his clinical time as a Psychiatric consultant in Los Angeles, CA providing recommendations for appropriate management of patients suffering with conditions such as Dementia, Delirium, Catatonia, Drug/Alcohol withdrawal/dependence, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, Psychotic disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Dr. Ingram is actively involved in medical education and founded/created Simply Psych EDU: Psychiatry and Neuroscience, an educational website and mental health blog focusing on topics related to Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and the clinical Neurosciences.

Michael T. Ingram Psychiatry, Inc.
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  • We highly recommend completing the Introduction to Neuroscience Course and the Neuroanatomy Review Course before taking this course!

Target Audience

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Neuroscience Students
  • Medical Students
  • Residents
  • Clinicians/Physicians
  • Nursing Students
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants