You were called as a PMNHP to evaluate and treat a 34-year-old female hospitalized in the local mental health facility. The client has a long history of depressed mood and anhedonia, but has never been on a psychiatric medication. You diagnosed the client with a major depressive disorder and decided to start the client on a medication for stabilization.
In a 2-3 page paper,
Discuss what would guide your decision in selecting a drug for this client?
Describe the medication you would prescribe, provide the rationale.
Discuss medication education on the medication selected, including pharmacological actions, therapeutic indications, precautions/side effects, dosage and clinical guideline, and any laboratory interferences.
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