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Neurotransmitters and Behaviours and Disorders

Neurotransmitters play a vital role in both our minds and bodies. For this discussion, you will explore the role of neurotransmitters.

1. Describe neurotransmitters. Explain what they are, their function within the body, and their impact on behavior.
2. Describe the connection between neurons and neurotransmitters.
3. Choose two neurotransmitters and discuss their function within the body. Discuss both neurotransmitters' connection with disease and disorders. Include aspects of the diseases. Address the following sub questions:
a) Does a neurotransmitter problem cause the disease, or does the disease cause a problem with the neurotransmitter?
b) What is the relationship between transmitter function and a particular disease or disorder?

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1. Describe neurotransmitters. Explain what they are, their function within the body, and their impact on behavior.

Within psychology, neurotransmitters are chemical messengers within the human body that boosts, carries as well as modulates signals between both neurons and other cells within the body (Cherry, 2011). The impact of neurotransmitters on the impact of behavior is one that functions purely on correlations and do not necessarily prove any cause and effect relationship. However, there exist a couple of neurotransmitters that influence in the way human beings behave, learn, feel and even sleep. Some are even known to be behind mental illnesses. The neurotransmitters known to play major roles in out mental health include acetylcholine, dopamine, nor epinephrine, epinephrine, serotonin, GABA, and endorphins. ...

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Neurotransmitters and their connections to behaviour are explored and discussed in this solution in 468 words with 2 references.

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