NURS 6630, week 7 response 1.docx - NURS 6630 Week 7 Response#1 Robert Robinson Great post regarding case 2 Based on the presented case study I also

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NURS 6630, Week 7 Response #1 Robert Robinson, Great post regarding case 2. Based on the presented case study, I also agree with the diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a common mental health problem that has a significant impact on the individual. It develops following frightening, stressful, or distressing life events. The client in the given case study, was abused in childhood and ptsd is evident by flashbacks and panic attacks. According to Sareen (2014), there is increasing evidence that PTSD is associated with suicidal behavior and comorbidity with mental and physical health conditions. Treatment options include medications and psychotherapy. My recommendations for this client is to begin Sertraline 25mg orally daily, which is an antidepressant and begin cognitive
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Unformatted text preview: behavioral therapy. Sertraline is the only approved drug that have been demonstrated relapse-prevention effect for PTSD (Davidson et al., 2001). Education should be provided to all clients regarding side effects and contraindications of medications. References Davidson J, Pearlstein T, Londborg P, Brady KT, Rothbaum B, et al. Efficacy of sertraline in preventing relapse of posttraumatic stress disorder: Results of a 28-week double blined, placebo-controlled study. Am J Psychiatry. 2001;158:1974–81. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.158.12.1974 Sareen J. (2014). Posttraumatic stress disorder in adults: impact, comorbidity, risk factors, and treatment. Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, 59(9), 460– 467. doi:10.1177/070674371405900902...
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