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Does every psychiatric drug mimic a neurotransmitter?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not exactly
Psychiatric drugs work in a number of ways.
Most affect brain systems that increase or decrease a particular neuroregulator, e.g., blocking a receptor or slowing reuptake back into the releasing neuron. Others are mimics (agonists) that work by fooling the brain into thinking a system is more active than it is.

In brief: Not exactly
Psychiatric drugs work in a number of ways.
Most affect brain systems that increase or decrease a particular neuroregulator, e.g., blocking a receptor or slowing reuptake back into the releasing neuron. Others are mimics (agonists) that work by fooling the brain into thinking a system is more active than it is.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Psych MEds
Psych meds are designed to increase or decrease neurotransmitters depending on the condition, they may work or may not work its 50-50 usually.

In brief: Psych MEds
Psych meds are designed to increase or decrease neurotransmitters depending on the condition, they may work or may not work its 50-50 usually.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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