Updated: 3/21/2019

Buspirone

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Psychiatric Drug Introduction
  • Psychiatric medications can be broken down into the following categories
    • Antidepressants
    • Antipsychotics
    • Bipolar Medications
    • Anxiolytics
 
Overview
  • Mechanism
    • partial agonist of 5-HT1A receptor  
    • antagonist of dopamine D(2) receptor
  • Clinical use
    • generalized anxiety disorder
  • Side effects
    • unlike other classes of anxiolytics
      • no sedation, addiction, or tolerance
      • no interaction with alcohol
    • dizziness

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(M1.PY.13.49) A 42-year-old female complains of feeling anxious and worrying about nearly every aspect of her daily life. She cannot identify a specific cause for these symptoms and admits that this tension is accompanied by tiredness and difficulty falling asleep. To treat this problem, the patient is prescribed sertraline. She endorses a mild improvement with this medication, and over the next several months, her dose is increased to the maximum allowed dose with modest improvement. Her psychiatrist adds an adjunctive treatment, a medication which notably lacks any anticonvulsant or muscle relaxant properties. This drug most likely acts at which of the following receptors?

QID: 101713
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GABA receptor

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Alpha adrenergic receptor

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Glycine receptor

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5HT-1A receptor

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Beta adrenergic receptor

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