Dysfunction of the nervous system
Studying the function of the nervous system enables us to advance our understanding of basic biology and behavioural processes. Such understanding can help gain insight when things go wrong and biological function/behaviour becomes disrupted.
In this section you will learn about the biological basis and psychological presentation of major psychiatric and neurological disorders including addiction, schizophrenia, affective disorders and the main causes of dementia. We will also consider how the ageing process and placebos are able to modulate our biological and psychological functioning.