Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that help our bodies think, feel and move. However, the levels of key neurotransitters in many children from hard places are often too high, too low and/or out of balance. In this brief video, Dr. Karyn Purvis explains the importance of neurotransmitters, both in terms of helping parents gain new insight and compassion for their children and also for understanding how they might begin to address this important issue.
An animation looking at the acute effects of alcohol on the brain. It specifically looks at the interaction between ethanol and the GABA (A) receptor and shows how this interaction results in intoxication.
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This video is part of an online course, SBIRT for Health and Behavioral Health Professionals: How to Talk to Patients about Substance Use. It features a brief intervention being performed on a patient in the Harmful zone. To register for this free course, visit healtheknowledge.org.
This video was prepared by the University of Missouri-Kansas City SBIRT Project (UMKC SBIRT Project) with funding by grant TI025355 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All material appearing in this video is in the public domain and may be used without permission from SAMHSA or the authors. Citation of the source is appreciated.