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Running head: MOOD DISORDERS 1 Mood Disorders Name Institution Introduction Mood disorders are described as mental illness conditions that affect an individual’s general thinking and feelings about personal life, other people, and life in general (Stahl, 2013). The difference in feelings and thinking is brought about by the imbalance of the moods which is
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MOOD DISORDERS 2 thought to be caused by a combination of environmental, brain chemical imbalance, biological, and genetic factors. Clinical diagnosis of mood disorder has remained very difficult since the infants are not able to express how they feel or what is affecting them (Megellan Health, 2013). Decision 1: Use of Antidepressant Drugs The decision for medication to prescribe to a mood disorder client depends on many factors which include the type of mood disorder the patient is suffering from. The patient may be suffering from major depression in this case the first decision is to used antidepressant drugs. There are different types of anti-depressant drugs with different pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics effects (Stahl, 2013). The major goal of using anti-depressant drugs is remission. Even it is attained at times remission relapses. In fact, this remission is not achieved by using the first dose of anti-depressant. There are different classes of antidepressants depending on their pharmacological actions (Rao, 2013). Blocking monoamine chemical transporters is one the classes of antidepressants. It works by blocking one or more of the chemical transporters such as norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. When these chemical
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