In this module, you have learned a considerable amount of the nervous system. For this case assignment, you will select and explore a behavioral condition or other CNS pathology. In the book, Neurobehavioral Anatomy on your ebrary bookshelf, you will find chapters that investigate various behavioral pathologies. I recommend beginning here to find your topic.
Additional topics may include:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Additional information on these topics may be found in Infectious Behavior: Brain-Immune Connections in Autism, Schizophrenia, and Depression, Depressive Disorders, Biological Pyschiatry, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Health Conditions, also located on your ebrary bookeshelf.
After you have independently researched a topic, you will prepare a 2-3 page paper in which you describe:
- Describe the regions of the brain believed to be associated with this condition.
- Discuss the anatomy/physiology of the pathologic process you have selected. Specifically focus on how normal anatomy/physiology has been altered to present the disease state you have selected. Be sure to include the brain regions and neurotransmitters potentially involved.
Note: This assignment will require you to engage in independent research to learn about diseases of the central nervous system.