As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, you will likely encounter patients who suffer from various mental health disorders. Not surprisingly, ensuring that your patients have the appropriate psychopharmacologic treatments will be essential for their overall health and well-being. The psychopharmacologic treatments you might recommend for patients may have potential impacts on other mental health conditions and, therefore, require additional consideration for positive patient outcomes. For this Assignment, you will review and apply your understanding of psychopharmacologic treatments for patients with multiple mental health disorders. To Prepare • Review Resources. • Reflect on the psychopharmacologic treatments that you have covered up to this point that may be available to treat patients with mental health disorders. • Consider the potential effects these psychopharmacologic treatments may have on co-existing mental health conditions and/or their potential effects on your patient’s overall health. To complete: Address the following Short Answer prompts for your Assignment. 1. In 3 or 4 sentences, explain the appropriate drug therapy for a patient who presents with MDD and a history of alcohol abuse. Which drugs are contraindicated, if any, and why? Be specific. What is the timeframe that the patient should see resolution of symptoms? 2. List 4 predictors of late onset generalized anxiety disorder. 3. List 4 potential neurobiology causes of psychotic major depression. 4. An episode of major depression is defined as a period of time lasting at least 2 weeks. List at least 5 symptoms required for the episode to occur. Be specific. 5. List 3 classes of drugs, with a corresponding example for each class, that precipitate insomnia. Be specific.
new memories or the retrieval of old memories. We can see this in various people who have become subjects of case studies to understand their conditions. Some of the few case study subjects include the famous Henry Molaison also known as H.M., N.A, and even R.B.. Although amnesia affects each patient differently, they do share some similar characteristics in that they all suffer from some form of Anterograde Amnesia with varying degrees of Retrograde Amnesia (Siegert and Warrington, 1996). The effects of amnesia can also be seen in various films throughout history and even in present times, but they do not always get it right. Amnesia has been depicted in many Hollywood Blockbuster films like Memento, Bourne Identity, 50 First Dates, and so on. One movie in particular, Before I Go To Sleep, is a more recent film that depicts a 40-year-old woman suffering from Anterograde Amnesia in which she tries to piece together the pieces of her life. In the case of Christine Lucas, the main character of the film, Anterograde Amnesia is the central focus. Memory Phenomenon The first thing to remember in understanding amnesia is that it is important to explore the different aspects encompassed in this topic. Amnesia can either be categorized as having an anterograde nature or a retrograde nature (Siegert and Warrington, 1996). The onset of the condition can even be categorized as either psychogenic or organic (Serra, Fadda, Buccione, Caltagirone, and Carlesimo, 2007). No matter what the case may be, amnesia seems to affect each patient in varying ways. Anterograde Amnesia with varying degrees of Retrograde Amnesia, in the organic onset sense, tends to be the most common case out there (Siegert and Warrington, 1996). Now, although there may be little evidence of psychogenic anterograde amnesia, psychogenic retrograde amnesia, or organic retrograde amnesia with preserved anterograde amnesia that is not to say that it does not occur. With this in mind, it is important to dive into the differences between Anterograde Amnesia and Retrograde Amnesia. It has been accepted that the more severe one is, the more severe the other, although some say that Anterograde Amnesia and Retrograde Amnesia can be dissociable (Siegert and Warrington, 1996). Anterograde Amnesia mainly refers to the idea that any event that occurs after a brain injury or a>