100-19: Deep Dive into Neurotransmitters: Focus on Glutamate and Gaba

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100-19:  Deep Dive into Neurotransmitters: Focus on Glutamate and Gaba

This course explores neurotransmitters, particularly glutamate and GABA, from a psychopharmacological perspective. This provides a better understanding of how this neurobiology relates to the lived experience of persons with mental health disorders.


Presenter: 
Debbie Thomas, Edd, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, CMP

Disclosures: The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Assurex Health, Inc. and Allergan, Inc. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


Session Length:
  1 hour 25 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic difference in the major neurotransmitters in mental health.
  2. Explain how GABA and glutamate play a role in mental health disorders from a humanistic patient perspective.

Keywords:  Neurotransmitters, Psychopharmacology


Continuing Nursing Education:
1.5 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Louisville, KY
Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm


The contact hours for this session expire:  June 30, 2021

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