Advances in genetics and epigenetics have changed the traditional understanding of mood disorders, resulting in new evidence-based practices. In your role as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, it is essential for you to continually educate yourself on new findings and best practices in the field. For this Assignment, you consider best practices for assessing and treating adult and geriatric clients presenting with mood disorders.
Examine Case Study: An Elderly Hispanic Man With Major Depressive Disorder. 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.
Note: Support your rationale with a minimum of three academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement.
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Improving depression care for depressed older men is a public health priority because older men are less likely than older women to receive depression treatment and are also more likely to commit suicide .Depressive disorder causes a continuous feeling of worthlessness , hopelessness and unhappiness to the victim and loss of interest in what they used to enjoy doing, also call major depressive disorder (MDD) or clinical depression (Unützer & Park, 2012). 3 Depression is one of the most common mental health problem leading to disabling in older men (Unützer & Park, 2012). A Late-life depression (LLD), is referring to depression that recurs in old age (having begun earlier in life) and again late in life; this negatively affect patients cognitive impairment, functional impairment, and development of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia (Diniz & Reynolds, 2014).
3 Late-life depression (LLD is associated with burden of medical illnesses (especially cardiovascular and cerebrovascular) and risk of death. Patients assessment for depression should be using a standard rating scale, and initiate effective treatment such as antidepressant medications or evidence-based psychotherapies and psychiatric follow up. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) (Unützer & Park, 2012) can be an alternative for patients who are not improving. Antidepressants reduce the consequences of depression. 3 It is important to note that depressed adults may be at increased risk for antidepressant adverse effects. (Diniz & Reynolds, C. F. (2014). 3 This week paper focuses the identifying and treatment of late-life depression of an Elderly Hispanic Man with history of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)