THERAPY FOR PEDIATRIC CLIENTS WITH MOOD DISORDERS February 5, 2018 Off All,

Require reading 1. Stahl, S. M. (2013). Stahl’s essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (4th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 6, “Mood Disorders” Chapter 7, “Antidepressants” 3. Stahl, S. M. (2014b). The prescriber’s guide (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 2. Magellan Health Services, Inc. Appropriate Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Children and Adolescents: A Clinical Monograph Important Issues and Evidence-Based Treatmentshttps://www.magellanhealth.com/media/445492/magellan-psychotropicdrugs-0203141.pdf 4 INTRODUCTION Chapter A.7Benedetto Vitiello* PRINCIPLES IN USING PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTShttps://iacapap.org/wp-content/uploads/A.7-PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-072012.pdf Note: To access the following medications, click on the The Prescriber’s Guide, 5th ed tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate chapter. Be sure to read all sections on the left navigation bar for each chapter. Review the following medications: amitriptyline bupropion citalopram clomipramine desipramine desvenlafaxine doxepin duloxetine escitalopram fluoxetine fluvoxamine imipramine ketamine mirtazapine nortriptyline paroxetine selegiline sertraline trazodone venlafaxine vilazodone vortioxetine To prepare for this Assignment: Review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider how to assess and treat pediatric clients requiring antidepressant therapy. The Assignment Examine Case Study: An African American Child Suffering From Depression. You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this client. Be sure to consider factors that might impact the client’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes. At each decision point stop to complete the following: Decision #1 Which decision did you select? Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources. What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources. Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #1 and the results of the decision. Why were they different? Decision #2 Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources. What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources. Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #2 and the results of the decision. Why were they different? Decision #3 Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources. What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources. Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #3 and the results of the decision. Why were they different? Also include how ethical considerations might impact your treatment plan and communication with clients. Note: Support your rationale with a minimum of three academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement.

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