Discussion 1 WK 3 SOCW 6443: The Benefits and Limitations of Antidepressant Medications
While antidepressants can be effective, clients might be hesitant to use them for a variety of reasons. Mental health professionals can anticipate some of these hesitations and be prepared to support a physician’s recommendation by providing the client with appropriate information, reasoning, and explanation in a way that is meaningful. However, mental health professionals must balance advocacy for continuing treatment when client hesitations and other considerations might warrant a reevaluation by the psychiatrist.
300 to 500 ( not including the questions) word discussion questions in bold then answers
For this Discussion, consider the medications (even controversial medications) that a psychiatrist may prescribe for depression and their possible side effects.
Select one particular antidepressant that evidence suggests is effective in treating depression and consider the benefits and limitations.
Consider how a client being medically treated for depression might react to taking this medication and having potential negative side effects.
How might you as a mental health professional support the recommendation of the medication despite its limitations?
Post a brief description of the antidepressant medication that you selected and explain its benefits and limitations (including neurobiological considerations).
Next, explain how you would support the psychiatrist’s recommendation to use the medication to a hesitant client despite its limitations.
Use the Learning Resources and current literature to support your response.
7th addition APA format in text citations and full references
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
Lichtblau, L. (2011). Psychopharmacology demystified. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cengage Learning.
Chapter 2, “Pharmacotherapy of Depression” (pp. 21–34)
Preston, J. D., O’Neal, J. H., & Talaga, M. C. (2017). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists (8th ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Chapter 7, “Depressive Disorders” (pp. 77-93)
Chapter 16, “Antidepressant Medications” (pp.175-200)
Appendix C, “Psychotropic Drug Interactions (pp. 293-308)
Use the DSM-5 to guide you through your understanding of the diagnostic criteria for mental disorders.
National Institute of Mental Health (2016) Antidepressant medication for children and adolescent: information for parents and caregivers. Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/mental-health-medication/index.shtml
Spiegel, A. (2012, January 23). When it comes to depression, serotonin isn’t the whole story. [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/01/23/145525853/when-it-comes-to-depression-serotonin-isnt-the-whole-story/
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