Application of Course Knowledge
- Provide a 3-5 sentence paraphrased summary of the assigned neurotransmitter purpose and function.
- Link the assigned neurotransmitter to a psychiatric diagnosis or diagnoses.
- Discuss associated symptoms of the selected diagnosis or diagnoses. Determine if each symptom is related to an excess or deficiency in the neurotransmitter.
- Identify a drug class that treats the disorder. Discuss whether recommended medications are agonists or antagonists. Explain how the medication impacts the clinical signs and symptoms (treats the diagnosis).
- The student must completely answer the entire initial question.
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a neurotransmitter that is actively involved in mood regulation as well as modulating effects. It is among the core monoamine neurotransmitter and hormones in the CNS as well as peripheral tissues (Lv & Liu, 2017). It is secreted and produced peripherally and centrally by intestinal chromaffin cells and nuclei in the lower pons and upper brain stem respectively. This neurotransmitter is therefore present in the blood platelets, bowels as well as the brain. Serotonins play a fundamental role in mood, emotions, digestion as well as appetite. It also plays a role in sleep regulation and cognition (Lv & Liu, 2017)……..To access the solution click the icon below to purchase at $10