1. Which sense is not filtered through the thalamus and where is it proccessed?
    (20101004, Psychiatric Neurobiology)
    The sense of smell is proccessed directly by the amygdala.
  2. List five neurotransmitters that effect mental disorders.
    (20101004, Psychiatric Neurobiology)
    • Dopamine
    • Serotonin
    • Norepinephrine
    • GABA
    • Acetylcholine
  3. A 23 y.o. woman is in for a check up after being prescribed a medication to treat her migraine headaches. She says she isn't sure, but, it seems that since taking the medication she hasn't been so easily depressed. Why might that be?
    (20101004, Psychiatric Neurobiology)
    Triptans commonly used for migraines target the neurotransmitter, serotonin, which is both a vasoconstrictor and decreases depression.
  4. What level of MI prevention may be found at a local yoga center?
    (20101004, Introduction: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing)
    Primary prevention reduces the incidence of MI. Practicing many forms of yoga may help in reducing stress.
  5. What is the difference between anxiety and fear?
    (20101004, Introduction: Anxiety)
    Anxiety is a vague feeling whereas fear is clear and identifiable stimulus that represents danger.
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N101 lecture questions for test 2