1. Explain the agonist-to-antagonist spectrum of action of psychopharmacologic agents.
2. Compare and contrast the actions of g couple proteins and ion gated channels.
3. Explain the role of epigenetics in pharmacologic action.
Explain how this information may impact the way you prescribe medications to clients. Include a specific example of a situation or case with a client in which the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner must be aware of the medicationâ€™s action.
Stahl, S. M. (2013). Stahlâ€™s essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (4th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press *Preface, pp. ixâ€“x
Note: To access the following chapters, click on the Essential Psychopharmacology, 4th ed tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate chapter. Be sure to read all sections on the left navigation bar for each chapter.
Chapter 1, â€œChemical Neurotransmissionâ€
Chapter 2, â€œTransporters, Receptors, and Enzymes as Targets of Psychopharmacologic Drug Actionâ€
Chapter 3, â€œIon Channels as Targets of Psychopharmacologic Drug Actionâ€