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Assignment 1: Short Answer Assessment As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, you w

Assignment 1: Short Answer Assessment 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. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Collection Mix: Sub To Prepare Review the Learning Resources for this week. 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 patients overall health. To complete: Address the following Short Answer prompts for your Assignment. Be sure to include references to the Learning Resources for this week. 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? List 4 predictors of late onset generalized anxiety disorder. List 4 potential neurobiology causes of psychotic major depression. 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. List 3 classes of drugs with a corresponding example for each class that precipitate insomnia. Be specific. Learning Resources Required Readings (click to expand/reduce) American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Fernandez-Mendoza J. & Vgontzas A. N. (2013). Insomnia and its impact on physical and mental health. Current Psychiatry Reports 15(12) 418. Levenson J. C. Kay D. B. & Buysse D. J. (2015). The pathophysiology of insomnia. Chest 147(4) 1179“1192. Morgenthaler T. I. Kapur V. K. Brown T. M. Swick T. J. Alessi C. Aurora R. N. Boehlecke B. Chesson A. L. Friedman L. Maganti R. Owens J. Pancer J. & Zak R. (7). Practice parameters for the treatment of narcolepsy and other hypersomnias of central origin. SLEEP 30(12) 1705“1711. Morgenthaler T. I. Owens J. Alessi C. Boehlecke B Brown T. M. Coleman J. Friedman L. Kapur V. K. Lee-Chiong T. Pancer J. & Swick T. J. (6). Practice parameters for behavioral treatment of bedtime problems and night wakings in infants and young children. SLEEP 29(1) 1277“1281. Sateia M. J. Buysse D. J. Krystal A. D. Neubauer D. N. & Heald J. L. (2017). Clinical practice guideline for the pharmacologic treatment of chronic insomnia in adults: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine clinical practice guideline. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 13(2) 307“349. Winkleman J. W. (2015). Insomnia disorder. The New England Journal of Medicine 373(15) 1437“1444. Medication Resources (click to expand/reduce) IBM Corporation. (2020). IBM Micromedex. Note: To access the following medications use the IBM Micromedex resource. Type the name of each medication in the keyword search bar. Be sure to read all sections on the left navigation bar related to each medications result page as this information will be helpful for your review in preparation for your Assignments. alprazolam amitriptyline amoxapine amphetamine desipramine diazepam doxepin eszopiclone flunitrazepam flurazepam hydroxyzine imipramine lemborexant lorazepam melatonin methylphenedate modafinil armodafinil carnitine clomipramine clonazepam nortriptyline pitolisant ramelteon sodium oxybate solriamfetol SSRIs temazepam trazodone triazolam trimipramine wellbutrin zaleplon zolpidem USE 6 RESOURCES FROM THE SCHOOL RESOURCES

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