Neurotransmitters in Health and Disease
This fascinating lecture explores the function of numerous neurotransmitters in both the peripheral and central nervous system. The transmitters include norepinephrine, dopamine, epinephrine, serotonin, acetylcholine, GABA, endorphins and glutamate. Their role in common clinical conditions is discussed and includes addiction, depression, mood disorders, self-esteem, pain management, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disease and posttraumatic stress disorder. Current treatment modalities will also be discussed including antidepressants, anti-anxiety agents, anti-convulsants and more.