Contact Hours: 2

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Objectives

  • Review the function of the most common neurotransmitters (Dopamine, Serotonin, GABA, Glutamate, Norepinepherine, Acetylcholine)
  • Explore how different drugs interact with brain chemistry to produce the reward
  • Learn how the brain's natural protective mechanisms actually cause withdrawal symptoms, and what that means
  • Identify mental health issues associated with imbalances between these neurochemicals
  • Examine ways to deal with chemical imbalances