•Review this week’s media presentation on pharmacology for the nervous system.
• Select one of the following neurological disorders : headaches, seizure disorders, sleep disorders, depression, or dementia. Consider the types of drugs that would be prescribed to patients to treat symptoms associated with this disorder.
• Select one of the following factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behavior. Reflect on how this factor might impact the effects of prescribed drugs, as well as any measures you might take to help reduce negative side effects.
Post 1 to 2 page discussion paper on : a description of the neurological disorder you selected including types of drugs that would be prescribed to patients to treat associated symptoms.
Then, explain how the factor you selected might impact the effects of prescribed drugs, as well as any measures you might take to help reduce negative side effects
•Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Pharmacology for the nervous system. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Arcangelo, V. P., & Peterson, A. M. (Eds.). (2013). Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice: A practical approach (3rd ed.). Ambler, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
◦Chapter 7, “Principles of Pharmacology in Pain Management” (pp. 79–95)
◦Chapter 38, “Headaches” (pp. 570–594)
◦Chapter 39, “Seizure Disorders” (pp. 595–616
American Academy of Family Physicians. (2012). Dementia. Retrieved from http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=5