Pharmacology is the branch of medicine concerned with the interaction of drugs with the systems and processes of living animals, specifically the mechanisms of drug action as well as the therapeutic and other uses of the drug. The Greek physician Dioscorides published the first Western pharmacological treatise, a listing of herbal plants used in classical medicine, in the first century AD. Pharmacology is a medical discipline that evolved from medieval apothecaries, who prepared and prescribed drugs. In the early nineteenth century, a schism developed between apothecaries who treated patients and those whose primary interest was in preparing medicinal compounds; the latter served as the foundation for the emerging pharmacology specialty.
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1, Describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics related to anxiolytic medications used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). In your discussion, utilizing the discussion highlights, compare and contrast different treatment options that can be used.
2. explain 2 factors that might have interfered with the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes of the patients diagnosed with GAD. Suggest different treatment options you would suggest to treat a patient with GAD.