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Neurotransmitters and psychiatric disorders

- Presented by M.A.Shaheen
Moderator Dr.Rohan Mendonsa

They are a chemical substance which is released at the end of a nerve fibre by the arrival of a nerve impulse. Some neurotransmitters are very similar to drugs and have been called gods pharmacopeia. References 1. Arco,, a. D., & mora, f. (2009). Neurotransmitters and prefrontal cortexlimbic system interactions: implications for plasticity and psychiatric disorders.Journal of Neural Transmission, 116(8), 941952. 2.H. Snyder, Solomon . "Forty Years of Neurotransmitters: A Personal Account."JAMA Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Feb. 2014. <>. 3.Pathophysiology of Affective Disorders: Joseph J. Schildkraut Catecholamine Hypothesis J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 1 November 1995: Vol. 7. no. 4, pp. 523-524 4.Sadock, Benjamin J., and Virginia A. Sadock. Kaplan & Sadock's comprehensive textbook of psychiatry. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000. Print.