Stress, in some form or other, is part of our everyday lives. How we respond to stress can either ensure our immediate survival or threaten long-term physical and mental well-being. This course will survey the clinical and preclinical research to understand how the brain initiates stress responses, and how stress, in turn, impacts the brain to alter behavior. The role that stress plays in the development of disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, will also be explored.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017