The appropriate diagnosis and treatment of mood and stress disorders is a challenging yet necessary skill set for the advanced nurse practitioner. This CE offering probes through individual case studies that depict the multifactorial presentations of depression and anxiety, along with an in-depth exploration into bipolar I and II disorders.
Each scenario offers a full analysis of the corresponding condition, helping you to construct the most accurate diagnosis and pharmacotherapeutic program for improving patient outcomes. By investing in this presentation, you will develop a greater ability to pinpoint your choice of medication regimens when choosing between a variety of drugs, such as antidepressants, first-and second-generation antipsychotics, and drugs that can be used off-label.
Other drug classes discussed in this session are as follows:
- Antimanics (i.e., lithium)
- Antianxiety medications