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SOCW 6443 Psychopharmacology and Biopsychosocial Considerations for Social Workers: Welcome & Course Readings

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SOCW 6443 Course Readings

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American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing. Retrieved from

Burnett-Zeigler, I., Schuette, S., Victorson, D., & Wisner, K. L. (2016). Mind–Body Approaches to treating mental health symptoms among disadvantaged populations: A comprehensive review. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 22(2), 115-124.

Coker, T. R., Elliott, M. N., Toomey, S. L., Schwebel, D.C., Cuccaro, P., Emery, S. T., & ... Schuster, M. A. (2016). Racial and ethnic disparities in ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Pediatrics, 138(3), e20160407.

Gaebel, W., & Zielasek, J. (2015). Schizophrenia in 2020: Trends in diagnosis and therapy. Psychiatry And Clinical Neurosciences, 69(11), 661-673.

Helané, W., Angela, S., Rachel, N., & Julien, C. (2014). Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: A Systematic Review. Journal Of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, (3), 161-175. 

Quinn, M., & Lynch, A. (2016). Is ADHD a "Real" Disorder?. Support For Learning, 31(1), 59-70.

Ruffalo, M. L. (2016). The Social Worker, Psycho tropic Medication, and Right to Refuse. Social Work, 61(3), 271-272. doi:10.1093/sw/sww027

Schuver, K. J., & Lewis, B. A. (2016). Mindfulness-based yoga intervention for women with depression. Complementary Therapies In Medicine, 26, 85-91.

Townsend, L. (2009). How effective are interventions to enhance adherence to psychiatric medications? Practice implications for social workers working with adults diagnosed with severe mental illness. Journal Of Human Behavior In The Social Environment, 19(5), 512-530.

Other Readings

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