Etkin Lab

Stanford School of Medicine PGY 2-3 Courses

PGY 2-3 course syllabus (Spring, Summer 2016)
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.

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2016 Lectures

3/31/16 Why should psychiatrists care about neuroscience?
Thalia Robakis

4/14/16 Salience and perceptual systems and psychotic disorders 
Thalia Robakis

4/21/16 Attention/executive function systems and schizophrenia, depression and ADHD
Amit Etkin

4/28/16 Reward system, addiction and depression
Thalia Robakis

5/5/16 Fear Extinction and Anxiety Disorders
Amit Etkin

5/12/16 Eating-related behaviors and eating disorders
Additional reading: "An expanded view of energy homeostasis: Neural integration of metabolic, cognitive and emotional drives to eat"
Cara Bohon

5/26/16 Habit System, OCD, Tourette Syndrome
Amit Etkin

6/2/16 Theory of mind, empathy and autism spectrum disorders
Thalia Robakis

6/9/16 Circuits and psychiatry: default mode networks in depression
Carrie Holmberg

6/16/16 Attachment and personality disorders
Thalia Robakis

7/7/16 Plasticity - A Clinical Case
Carrie Holmberg

7/14/2016 CBT Bootcamp

7/21/2016 Prediction and Expectation: A clinical case
Carrie Holmberg

7/28/16 Promise and Reality of Psychiatric Genetics
Alex Urban

8/4/16 Human cellular models for psychiatric disorders
Sergiu Pasca

8/11/16 TBD
Amit Etkin

8/18/16 Emotion Regulation
Amit Etkin

8/25/16 Brain Stimulation Therapies
Amit Etkin

9/1/16 Pain perception and chronic pain disorders
Sean Mackey

9/8/2016 Memory and cognitive decline
Ruth O'Hara

9/15/16 Integrative neuroscience and discussing your patient's brain with them
Amit Etkin

9/22/16 TBD
Alan Schatzberg

Past Lectures 2014

Social Neuroscience and Pair Bonding
Thalia Robakis

Human cellular models for psychiatric disorders
Sergiu Pasca

 

 

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