Case Study: A Puerto Rican Woman With Comorbid Addiction

Assignment: Assessing and Treating Patients With Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Addiction Case Study: A Puerto Rican Woman With Comorbid Addiction Impulsivity, compulsivity, and addiction are challenging disorders for patients across the life span. Impulsivity is the inclination to act upon sudden urges or desires without considering potential consequences; patients often describe impulsivity as living in the …

Case Study: A Young Caucasian Girl with ADHD

Assignment: Assessing and Treating Patients With ADHD Case Study: A Young Caucasian Girl with ADHD Not only do children and adults have different presentations for ADHD, but males and females may also have vastly different clinical presentations. Different people may also respond to medication therapies differently. For example, some ADHD medications may cause children to …

Case Study: Pharmacologic Approaches to the Treatment of Insomnia in a Younger Adult

Assignment 2: Assessing and Treating Patients With Sleep/Wake Disorders Case Study: Pharmacologic Approaches to the Treatment of Insomnia in a Younger Adult Sleep disorders are conditions that result in changes in an individual’s pattern of sleep (Mayo Clinic, 2020). Not surprisingly, a sleep disorder can affect an individual’s overall health, safety, and quality of life. …

List 4 predictors of late onset generalized anxiety disorder

Assignment 1: Short Answer Assessment List 4 predictors of late onset generalized anxiety disorder 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 …

patient presents to your primary care office today with chief complaint of insomnia

Patient presents to your primary care office today with chief complaint of insomnia Insomnia is one of the most common medical conditions you will encounter as a PNP. Insomnia is a common symptom of many mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and ADHD (Abbott, 2016). Various studies have demonstrated the bidirectional relationship between insomnia and …

Case Study: A Middle-Aged Caucasian Man With Anxiety

Assignment: Assessing and Treating Patients With Anxiety Disorders Case Study: A Middle-Aged Caucasian Man With Anxiety Common symptoms of anxiety disorders include chest pains, shortness of breath, and other physical symptoms that may be mistaken for a heart attack or other physical ailment. These manifestations often prompt patients to seek care from their primary care …

Case Study: An Asian American Woman. Diagnosis-Bipolar Disorder

Assignment: Assessing and Treating Patients With Bipolar Disorder Case Study: An Asian American Woman. Diagnosis-Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a unique disorder that causes shifts in mood and energy, which results in depression and mania for patients. Proper diagnosis of this disorder is often a challenge for two reasons: 1) patients often present as depressive …

Case Study: An African American Child Suffering From Depression

Assignment: Assessing and Treating Pediatric Patients With Mood Disorders Case Study: An African American Child Suffering From Depression When pediatric patients present with mood disorders, the process of assessing, diagnosing, and treating them can be quite complex. Children not only present with different signs and symptoms than adult patients with the same disorders, they also …

What are the major components that make up the subcortical structures?

Assignment: Short Answer Assessment What are the major components that make up the subcortical structures? As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, before you can recommend potential pharmacotherapeutics to address a patient’s condition or disorder, you must understand the basic function and structure of the neuron and central nervous system. For this Assignment, you will review and …

Overweight 5-year-old black boy with overweight parents who work full-time and the boy spends his time after school with his grandmother 

Overweight 5-year-old black boy with overweight parents who work full-time and the boy spends his time after school with his grandmother Assignment: Overweight 5-year-old black boy with overweight parents who work full-time and the boy spends his time after school with his grandmother Instruction: Include the following: Provide an explanation of the health issues and …