short research paper Psychopharmacology
The paper should cogently describe the medication or treatment, the target symptoms it is designed to treat, common side effects and up to date research supporting the efficacy and treatment response as demonstrated by controlled studies.
Preferably an intervention not previously discussed. This should demonstrate creativity in describing a novel or alternative treatment intervention.
Discuss how you, as the primary provider, would present the treatment options to your patient and discuss common patient concerns with the particular medication or treatment modality.
Your discussion may include a comparison to alternative treatments generally accepted in contrast to the medication.
4-5 pages, double spaced, in APA style.
I choose depression .
Treatment planning for depression : Psychotherapy, Medication
Psychotherapy: Alternative/holistic interventions, lifestyle changes, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Grief counseling,
Medication: 1. Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) 2. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) 3. SSRIs
4. Heterocyclic antidepressants
(give an Example of specific name of medication, like “Zoloft”)
Alternative intervention: Herbal remedies by St. John’s Wort, Light therapy