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Therapy for Pediatric Clients with Mood Disorders

To Prepare 

 

Review the interactive media piece in this week’s Resources and reflect on the types of drugs used to treat pediatric patients with mood disorders. Therapy for Pediatric Clients with Mood Disorders

An African American Child Suffering From Depression

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The client is an 8-year-old African American male who arrives at the ER with his mother. He is exhibiting signs of depression.

Client complained of feeling “sad”

Mother reports that teacher said child is withdrawn from peers in class

Mother notes decreased appetite and occasional periods of irritation

Client reached all developmental landmarks at appropriate ages

Physical exam unremarkable

Laboratory studies WNL

Child referred to psychiatry for evaluation

 

 

MENTAL STATUS EXAM

Alert & oriented X 3, speech clear, coherent, goal directed, spontaneous. Self-reported mood is “sad”. Affect somewhat blunted, but child smiled appropriately at various points throughout the clinical interview. He denies visual or auditory hallucinations. No delusional or paranoid thought processes noted. Judgment and insight appear to be age-appropriate. He is not endorsing active suicidal ideation, but does admit that he often thinks about himself being dead and what it would be like to be dead.

You administer the Children’s Depression Rating Scale, obtaining a score of 30 (indicating significant depression)

 

 

RESOURCES

§ Poznanski, E., & Mokros, H. (1996). Child Depression Rating Scale–Revised. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services.

 

Decision Point One

Select what you should do:

 

 

 Begin Zoloft 25 mg orally daily

 

 Begin Paxil 10 mg orally daily

 

 Begin Wellbutrin 75 mg orally BID

 

 

 

 

 

Reflect on situations in which children should be prescribed drugs for off-label use. 

 

Explain strategies to making off-label use and dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence and descriptions and names of off-label drugs that require extra care and attention when used in pediatrics. Be specific. 

 

 

By Day 5 of Week 11 

 

Write a 1-page narrative in APA format that addresses the following: 

 

Explain the circumstances under which children should be prescribed drugs for off-label use. Be specific and provide examples. 

 

Describe strategies to make the off-label use and dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence. Include descriptions and names of off-label drugs that require extra care and attention when used in pediatrics. 

 

 

 

 

 

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