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unique challenges Katie faces and solutions to her symptoms. Katie’s decreased appetite is a concern however any treatment options addressing this concern will exacerbate her inattention. Ethical ConsiderationsPsychopharmacologic therapy requires the PMHNP to be not only astute in its management but also educated on the ethical issues especially related to children. Katie is only 8years old and therefore this raises the concern related to her being able to make an informed decision on her own (Johnstone, 2015). Katie’s parents were the decision makers in this case study as deemed appropriate. All decisions related to medication management and psychotherapy were focused on resolving Katie’s symptoms to optimal health. No harm was conducted by the PMHNP and every decision made throughout the decision tree had Katie’s optimal mental health as the goal. SummaryThe three step process of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy reviewed in this assignment served to enhance my understanding and knowledge of treating children with ADHD.Additionally, the ability to effectively diagnosis using the DSM-5 criterion requires specific guidelines that must be considered. The use of diagnostic tools such as the Connors Teaching Assessment Scale works to effectively diagnosis children with ADHD effectively. Exercising
6clinical astuteness allows the clinician/PMHNP to make decisions in psychopharmacological andpsychotherapy treatments that improve the symptoms of ADHD symptoms in children. References
7APA, (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5thed.). Washington, DC: AuthorMHS, (2018). Connors 3.Retrieved from ?prodname=conners3NIH, (2017). Label: Invega Sustenna-paliperidone palmitate. Retrieved from Prasad, V., Brogan, E., Mulvaney, C., Grainge, M., Stanton, W., & Sayal, K. (2013). How effective are drug treatments for children with ADHD at improving on-task behaviour and academic achievement in the school classroom? A systematic review and meta-analysis. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 22(4), 203-216.Stahl, S. M., & Grady, M. M. (2014).Stahl's essential psychopharmacology: The prescriber's guide. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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