Explain the agonist-to-antagonist spectrum of action of psychopharmacologic agents, including how partial and inverse agonist functionality may impact the efficacy of psychopharmacologic treatments.

Discussion:Foundational NeuroscienceAs a psychiatric nurse practitioner, itis essential for you to have a strong background in foundational neuroscience.In order to diagnose and treat patients, you must not only understand thepathophysiology of psychiatric disorders but also how medications for thesedisorders impact the central nervous system. These concepts of foundationalneuroscience can be challenging to understand. Therefore, this Discussion isdesigned to encourage you to think through these concepts, develop a rationalefor your thinking, and deepen your understanding by interacting with yourcolleagues.Photo Credit:Getty Images/Cultura RFFor this Discussion, review the LearningResources and reflect on the concepts of foundational neuroscience as theymight apply to your role as the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner inprescribing medications for patients.By Day 3 of Week 2Post a response to each of the following:Explain the agonist-to-antagonist spectrum of action ofpsychopharmacologic agents, including how partial and inverse agonistfunctionality may impact the efficacy of psychopharmacologic treatments.Compare and contrast the actions of g couple proteinsand ion gated channels.Explain how the role of epigenetics may contribute topharmacologic action.Explain how this information may impact the way youprescribe medications to patients. Include a specific example of asituation or case with a patient in which the psychiatric mental healthnurse practitioner must be aware of the medication’s action.