Walden-Assignment-NRNP 6635 Psychopathology and Diagnostic Reasoning-week 3 (1).docx

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Assignment: Assessing and Diagnosing Patients with Mood Disorders Accurately diagnosing depressive disorders can be challenging given their periodic and, at times, cyclic nature. Some of these disorders occur in response to stressors and, depending on the cultural history of the client, may affect their decision to seek treatment. Bipolar disorders can also be difficult to diagnose. While clients with a bipolar or related disorder will likely have to contend with the disorder indefinitely, many find that the use of medication and evidence-based treatments have favorable outcomes. To Prepare: Review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider the insights they provide about assessing and diagnosing mood disorders. Download the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Template, which you will use to complete this Assignment. Also review the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Exemplar to see an example of a completed evaluation document.

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