Neuroscience

For this assignment, you will write a short paper explaining the mechanism of action for psychiatric drugs:

A. Introduction

B. What is the difference between an agonist, partial agonist, antagonist, and inverse agonist?

C. Agonist

D. Partial Agonist

E. Antagonist

F. Inverse Agonist

G. Use an example of a psychiatric drug from each category (agonist, partial agonist, antagonist, and inverse agonist), explaining the mechanism of action.

H. What is the importance of understanding this foundational level of mechanism of action for medications?

I. Conclusion