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Provide a sentence paraphrased summary of the assigned neurotransmitter purpose and function.

  1. 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).

  1. Integration of Evidence: Integrate relevant scholarly sources as defined by program expectations
  2. Cite a scholarly source in the initial post.
  3. Cite a scholarly source in one faculty response post.
  4. Cite a scholarly source in one peer post.
  5. Accurately analyze, synthesize, and/or apply principles from evidence with no more than one short quote (15 words or less) for the week.

Include a minimum of two different scholarly sources per week. Cite all references and provide references for all citations.

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Acetylcholine, another notable neurotransmitter, plays a major role in muscle stimulation,
regulation of heart rate, and cognitive processes such as learning, concentration, and
memorization in brain centers and nerve cells (Brandt, & Flurie, 2020). It modulates synaptic
transmission by promoting long-term potentiation in the brain, which is the very same process
responsible for the formation of a memorable experience.

Impairment of the cholinergic system, which either lacks or surplus acetylcholine, has
been positively correlated with the appearance and development of mental disorders like
depression, general anxiety disorder, and PTSD. Identifying the host of distinctive features of
Alzheimer's disease, the decline in the level of acetylcholine acne is very frequently due to the
affliction of cholinergic...

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