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Week 5 Assignment: Assessing and Treating Clients With Anxiety Disorders

Week 5 Assignment: Assessing and Treating Clients With Anxiety Disorders

NURS 6630 Week 5 Assignment: Assessing and Treating Clients With Anxiety Disorders

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 clients to seek care from their primary care providers or emergency departments. Once it is determined that there is no organic basis for these symptoms, clients are typically referred to a psychiatric mental health practitioner for anxiolytic therapy. For this Assignment, as you examine the client case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat clients presenting with anxiety disorders.

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Required Readings: Week 5 Assignment: Assessing and Treating Clients With Anxiety Disorders

Note: All Stahl resources can be accessed through the Walden Library using this link. This link will take you to a log-in page for the Walden Library. Once you log into the library, the Stahl website will appear.

Stahl, S. M. (2013). Stahl’s essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (4th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

To access the following chapters, click on the Essential Psychopharmacology, 4th 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.

Chapter 9, “Anxiety Disorder and Anxiolytics”

Stahl, S. M., & Grady, M. (2010). Stahl’s illustrated anxiety, stress, and PTSD. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

To access the following chapters, click on the Illustrated Guides tab and then the Anxiety, Stress, and PTSD tab.

Chapter 4, “First-Line Medications for PTSD”

Chapter 5, “Second-Line, Adjunct, and Investigational Medications for PTSD”

Strawn, J. R., Wehry, A. M., DelBello, M. P., Rynn, M. A., & Strakowski, S. (2012). Establishing the neurobiologic basis of treatment in children and adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 29(4), 328–-339. doi:10.1002/da.21913

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Hamilton, M. (1959). Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale. Psyctests, doi:10.1037/t02824-0

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Required Media

Laureate Education. (2016b). Case study: A middle-aged Caucasian man with anxiety [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: This case study will serve as the foundation for this week’s Assignment.

Optional Resources

Lupi, M., Martinotti, G., Acciavatti, T., Pettorruso, M., Brunetti, M., Santacroce, R., & … Di Giannantonio, M. (2014). Pharmacological treatments in gambling disorder: A qualitative review. Biomed Research International, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/537306

Cohen, J. A. (2010). Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(4), 414–430. https://jaacap.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0890-8567%2810%2900082-1

Davidson, J. (2016). Pharmacotherapy of post-traumatic stress disorder: Going beyond the guidelines. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2(6), e16–e18. 10.1192/bjpo.bp.116.003707. http://bjpo.rcpsych.org/content/2/6/e16

Hamilton, M. (1959). Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A). PsycTESTS. https://doi.org/10.1037/t02824-0

To prepare for this Week 5 Assignment: Assessing and Treating Clients With Anxiety Disorders:

Review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider how to assess and treat clients requiring anxiolytic therapy.

  1. NURS 6630: Psychopharmacologic Approaches to Treatment of Psychopathology
  2. Week 5 Discussion

The Assignment

Examine Case Study: A Middle-Aged Caucasian Man With Anxiety. 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

  1. Which decision did you select?
  2. Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
  3. What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
  4. Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #1 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?

Decision #2

  1. Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
  2. What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
  3. Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #2 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?

Decision #3

  1. Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
  2. What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
  3. Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #3 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?
  4. Also include how ethical considerations might impact your treatment plan and communication with clients.

Rubic Detail

Excellent

Point range: 90–

100

Good

Point range: 80–

89

Fair

Point range: 70–

79

 

Poor

Point range: 0–69

Introduction to the case (1 page)

Briefly explain and summarize the case for this Assignment. Be sure to include the specific patient factors

that may impact your decision making when prescribing medication for this patient.

9 (9%) – 10 (10%)

The response accurately, clearly, and fully summarizes in

detail the case for the Assignment.

The response accurately and

clearly explains in detail the specific patient factors that impact

decision making when prescribing medication for this patient.

8 (8%) – 8 (8%)

The response accurately summarizes the case for the Assignment.

The response accurately

explains the specific patient factors that

impact decision making with

prescribing medication for this patient.

7 (7%) – 7 (7%)

The response

inaccurately or vaguely summarizes the case for the Assignment.

The response

inaccurately or vaguely explains the specific

patient factors that impact

decision making with prescribing medication for this patient.

0 (0%) – 6 (6%)

The response

inaccurately and vaguely summarizes the case for the Assignment, or is missing.

The response

inaccurately and vaguely explains the specific

patient factors that impact

decision making with prescribing medication for this patient.

Decision #1 (1–2 pages)

•  Which decision did you select?

•  Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with

clinically relevant and patient- specific resources, including the primary  literature.

•  Why did you not select the other two options

18 (18%) – 20 (20%)

The response accurately and

clearly explains in detail the decision selected.

The response accurately and

clearly explains in detail why the

decision was selected, with specific clinically relevant

resources that

fully support the decision selected.

The response

16 (16%) – 17 (17%)

The response accurately

explains the

decision selected.

 

The response

explains why the decision was selected, with specific clinically relevant

resources that support the

decision selected.

 

The response accurately

explains why the

other two

14 (14%) – 15 (15%)

The response

inaccurately or vaguely explains the decision selected.

The response

inaccurately or vaguely explains why the decision was selected, with specific clinically

relevant

resources that inaccurately or

vaguely support the decision selected.

0 (0%) – 13 (13%)

The response

inaccurately and vaguely explains the decision selected.

The response

inaccurately and vaguely explains why the decision was selected, with specific clinically

relevant

resources that do not support the

decision selected, or is missing.

The response

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