Mental Health Question #12


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)


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

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