According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over 20% of Americans are diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression (2018). As we learn about the nervous system this module, we can use these two common disorders to help gain an understanding of basic nerve function.
For your discussion post, choose either depression or anxiety and answer the following questions. Remember to use your own words when explaining these concepts.
- How does depression/anxiety affect neurotransmitters?
- How does depression/anxiety affect synapses?
- How does depression/anxiety affect neuron function?