Foundational Neuroscience

 Foundational Neuroscience

Post a response to each of the following:

  1. Explain the agonist-to-antagonist spectrum of action of psychopharmacologic agents, including how partial and inverse agonist functionality may impact the efficacy of psychopharmacologic treatments.
  2. Compare and contrast the actions of g couple proteins and ion-gated channels.
  3. Explain how the role of epigenetics may contribute to pharmacologic action
  4. Explain how this information may impact the way you prescribe medications to patients. Include a specific example of a situation or case with a patient in which the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner must be aware of the medication’s action.

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Stahl, S. M. (2021). Stahl’s essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (5th Ed.) Cambridge University Press.

Chapter 2, “Transporters, Receptors, and Enzymes as Targets of Psychopharmacological Drug Action” (pp. 29-50)

Chapter 3, “Ion Channels as Targets of Psychopharmacological Drug Action) (pp. 51-76)

he University of British Columbia. (n. d.). Neuroanatomy videosLinks to an external site..

Note: Please review all of the media under the neuroanatomy series.

Mental Health TV. (2022, Oct 7).  Psychopharmacology-Module fourLinks to an external site. [Video]. YouTube.

Mental Health TV. (2022, Oct 7).  Psychopharmacology-Module five [Video]. YouTube.

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