L13 Psychotropic Drug Therapy FC

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Psychotropic Drug Therapy PRESENTED BY: JOYCE WELLIVER, MSN, CRNP
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Nervous System Central Nervous System Brain Nerve Tissue Spinal Cord  
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 Nervous System Autonomic Nervous System  Sympathetic             Parasympathetic   Peripheral Nervous System Afferent System  Sensory neurons  Efferent  System  Somatic nervous system       
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Lobes of Brain Frontal Parietal Temporal Occipital Personality Sensations Hearing/Smell    Memory/Emotions Visual/depth  perception
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NERVE TISSUE COMPOSED OF NEURONS Cell Body – Nucleus Axon- transmits impulses  away  from the cell Dendrite - transmits impulses  toward  the cell
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Neurons Afferent Neurons  (Sensory) Efferent Neurons  (Motor) Carry impulses from  the periphery to the  CNS ----- interpreted  into various  sensations Carry impulses from  the CNS to muscles  periphery
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Neurotransmitters Chemicals      Stored in the axon  terminals of pre- synaptic neurons Released into the  synaptic cleft as a  result of electrical  impulses Connect to the  receptor sites of the  post-synaptic  neuron  Results determine  whether another  electrical impulse is  generated
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Reuptake Process of being stored for reuse in the  vesicles in the axon terminals or Inactivated & dissolved by enzymes
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Neurotransmitters Acetylcholine Norepinephrine Dopamine  Serotonin Gamma Aminobutyric (GABA)
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Functions of Acetylcholine Sleep Arousal Pain perception Memory acquisition & retention
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Possible Implications R/T Mental  Illness (Acetylcholine) Parkinson’s Disease Huntington’s Chorea Alzheimer’s Disease Depression (increased levels)
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  Functions of Norepinephrine      Regulate Mood Cognition Perception Locomotion Cardiovascular functioning Sleep & arousal
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*Possible Implications                 R/T Mental Illness                                  (Norepinephrine)          Depression ( decreased levels ) Mania (  increased levels ) Anxiety states (  increased levels ) Schizophrenia (  increased levels )
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Functions of Dopamine Emotions  coordination Voluntary decision-making ability Inhibits the release of prolactin   (Due influence on the pituitary gland)
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Possible Implications (Dopamine)             R/T Mental Illness * DECREASED  LEVELS Parkinson’s Disease  Depression  * INCREASED  LEVELS Mania Schizophrenia
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Functions: Serotonin Libido Appetite Mood Aggression Pain perception Coordination Ability to pursue goal-directed behavior
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2010 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at Stockton.

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