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  • List the key neurotransmitters and how they are altered in common psychiatric disorders
  • List the areas of the brain primarily involved in emotional perception.
  • Describe the body's response to stress including
  • Neurotransmitter responses: Endocrine responses; Immune responses
  • Describe the basic components of the stress diathesis model, and how this contributes to the development of common psychiatric disorders
  • Discuss how psychotherapeutic techniques can affect brain chemistry and immune function, using the examples of chronic medical illness, and depression