Mental Health Question #12

Question

The nurse is caring for a client with anxiety disorder and is asked by a student nurse which neurotransmitters are found to cause symptoms of anxiety. The nurse answers by and states which neurotransmitters are found to influence anxiety? (Select all that apply)

Answers

  1. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
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  2. Epinephrine
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  3. Norepinephrine
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  4. Substance P
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Overview

Explanation

Anxiety is associated with increased epinephrine and norepinephrine and decreased GABA. Option D is incorrect since substance P is associated with depression.

Learning Outcomes

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