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)
- Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
- Substance P
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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