Stanford School of Medicine PGY 2-3 Courses

Stanford School of Medicine PGY 2-3 Courses
Course Director: Amit Etkin, MD PhD
Core Course Instructors: Cara Bohon, PhD; Carrie Holmberg MD PhD; Thalia Robakis, MD PhD

Goal: Rooted in translational neuroscience, the overall aim of this course is to introduce participants to neuroscience research relevant to the practice of psychiatry. The material covered is organized largely by neurobehavioral systems in which abnormalities can be seen in one or multiple psychiatric disorders. Since this course is brain-focused and translational in its nature, this organization keeps topics maximally neurobiologically-coherent, but often not DSM diagnosis-restricted. In general, it is the hope of this course that neuroscience will be an important component of clinical decision-making and that residents will begin to develop a comfort with neuroscience that allows them to discuss it effectively with their patients.As such, one aim of this course is to illustrate how a broad understanding of translational neuroscience presents a different and complimentary perspective on mental illness to that offered by DSM or treatment-focused approaches.

Etkin A, Cuthbert B. (2014). Beyond the DSM: Development of a Transdiagnostic Psychiatric Neuroscience Course. Academic Psychiatry, 38(2):145-50.

PGY 2-3 Course Syllabus (Spring, Summer 2018) 
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Apr 05, 2018

Circuits and Psychiatry: Default Mode Network in Depression

Carrie Holmberg, MD PhD

Apr 12, 2018

Salience and Perceptual Systems and Psychotic Disorders

Thalia Robakis, MD PhD

Apr 19, 2018

Reward System, Addiction and Depression

Thalia Robakis, MD PhD

May 03, 2018

Attention/ Executive Function Systems and Schizophrenia, Depression, and ADHD

Amit Etkin, MD PhD

May 10, 2018

Plasticity- Clinical Case

Carrie Holmberg, MD PhD

May 17, 2018

Fear and Extinction and Anxiety Disorders

Amit Etkin, MD PhD

May 31, 2018

Habit System, OCD, and Tourette Syndrome

Amit Etkin, MD PhD

Jun 07, 2018

Theory of Mind, Empathy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Thalia Robakis, MD PhD

Jun 14, 2018

Attachment and Personality Disorders

Thalia Robakis, MD PhD

Jun 28, 2018

Pain Perception and Chronic Pain Disorders | "The Strain in Pain Lies Mainly in the Brain"

Sean Mackey, MD PhD

Jul 05, 2018

CBT Bootcamp

Jul 12, 2018

Emotion Regulation

Amit Etkin, MD PhD

Jul 19, 2018

Brain Stimulation Therapies

Amit Etkin, MD PhD

Jul 26, 2018

Neuroscience-based Personalized Medicine

Amit Etkin, MD PhD

Aug 02, 2018

History and Future of Diagnoses in Psychiatry | History of Nosology

Alan Schatzberg, MD, PhD

Aug 09, 2018

Memory and Cognitive Decline | "Neuropsychiatric and Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Late Life Psychiatric Disorders

Ruth O'hara, PhD 

Aug 16, 2018

Eating-related Behaviors and Eating Disorders

Cara Bohon, PhD

Aug 30, 2018

Promise and Reality of Psychiatric Genetics | "The Genome, Genomics Technology, and the Genetics of Psychiatry Disroders"

Alexander Urban,  PhD

Sep 06, 2018

Prediction and Expectation-- Clinical Case

Carrie Holmberg, MD PhD

Sep 13, 2018

Pair Bonding is Oxytocin and Vasopressin Receptor Distribution in Voles

Thalia Robakis, MD PhD

Sep 20, 2018

Integrative Neuroscience and Discussing Your Patient's Brain with Them

Amit Etkin, MD PhD

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