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Considering the growing body of evidence linking the immune system and inflammatory processes to various psychiatric disorders, discuss:

Considering the growing body of evidence linking the immune system and inflammatory processes to various psychiatric disorders, discuss:

Considering the growing body of evidence linking the immune system and inflammatory processes to various psychiatric disorders, discuss:

1-   How inflammation and immune dysregulation may contribute to the pathophysiology of conditions such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. 

2-   How might this understanding influence treatment approaches and the development of new therapeutic interventions?

3-   Discuss specific biomarkers of inflammation

The student must answer the graded discussion with a substantive reply to the graded discussion question(s)/topic(s) posted by the course instructor by Thursday, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Two scholarly source references are required unless stated otherwise by your professor. 

The student provides a substantive response to the discussion question or topic on Thursday day and posts a minimum of two additional responses to peers on another day(s). The answers to classmates must be posted by Sunday, 11:59 pm Eastern Time. We expect each student to participate in the discussion board in a respectful manner. 

Remember that a new discussion rubric was approved by the professors, committee members, and a majority of the students. Please review the rubric before posting to ensure a maximum of points. 

Here are the categories of the new discussion rubric:

Initial Post relevance to the topic of discussion, applicability, and insight. (20%)

Quality of Written Communication Appropriateness of audience and words choice is specific, purposeful, dynamic, and varied. Grammar, spelling, punctuation. (20%)

Inclusion of APNA standards essentials explored in the discussion as well as the role-specific competencies as applicable.(10%)

Rigor, currency,  and relevance of the scholarly references. (Use articles that are below 5 years). (20%)

Peer & Professor Responses. The number of responses, quality of response posts. (20%)

Timeliness of the initial post and the answers to the peers. (10%)