Foundational neuroscience | Nursing homework help

  

NOTE: 300 words with 5 resources (2 below+3 others). Kindly read the instruction below.

As a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, it is essential for you to have a strong background in foundational neuroscience. In order to diagnose and treat patients, you must not only understand the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders but also how medications for these disorders impact the central nervous system. These concepts of foundational neuroscience can be challenging to understand. Therefore, this Discussion is designed to encourage you to think through these concepts, develop a rationale for your thinking, and deepen your understanding by interacting with your colleagues.

For this Discussion, reflect on the concepts of foundational neuroscience as they might apply to your role as the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in prescribing medications for patients. 

ASSIGNMENT

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.

Resources

1). 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.

2). The University of British Columbia (n.d.). Neuroanatomy videos. http://neuroanatomy.ca/videos.html