Neurotransmitters and Receptor Theory


Resources :


Required Readings


Camprodon, J. A., & Roffman, J. L. (2016). Psychiatric neuroscience: Incorporating pathophysiology into clinical case formulation. In T. A. Stern, M. Favo, T. E. Wilens, & J. F. Rosenbaum. (Eds.),


Massachusetts General Hospital psychopharmacology and neurotherapeutics (pp. 1–19). Elsevier.


Required Media :


The University of British Columbia. (n. d.). Neuroanatomy videos. Note: Please review all of the media under the neuroanatomy series.


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.


Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.


Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days in one of the following ways:


• If your colleagues’ posts influenced your understanding of these concepts, be sure to share how and why. Include additional insights you gained.


If you think your colleagues might have misunderstood these concepts, offer your alternative perspective and be sure to provide an explanation for them. Include resources to support your perspective.