Assessing and Treating Pediatric Clients With Mood Disorders

Assessing and Treating Pediatric Clients With Mood Disorders
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. Please note the medication of choice to initiate will be Zoloft 25mg then the dose will increase to 50mg when the patient returns to the clinic in four weeks with no change in depressive symptoms at all.
At each decision point stop to complete the following:
Decision #1
Which decision did you select? The medication of choice is Zoloft 25mg.
Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references.
What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references.
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? ANS: Patient Zoloft increased to 50mg. Support your response with evidence and references.
What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references.
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.
What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references.
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.

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