Assessing and Treating Patients With Bipolar Disorder

B​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ipolar disorder is a unique disorder that causes shifts in mood and energy, which results in depression and mania for patients. Proper diagnosis of this disorder is often a challenge for two reasons: 1) patients often present as depressive or manic but may have both; and 2) many symptoms of bipolar disorder are similar to other disorders. Misdiagnosis is common, making it essential for you to have a deep understanding of the disorder’s pathophysiology. For this Assignment, as you examine the patient case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat patients presenting with bipolar disorder. -Briefly explain and summarize the case for this Assignment. Be sure to include the specific patient factors that may impact your decision making when prescribing medication for this patient. ****Decision #1 (1 page) -Which decision did you select? -Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature. -Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature. -What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature). -Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples. ******Decision #2 (1 page) -Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature. -Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature. -What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature). -Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples. *****Decision #3 (1 page) -Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary litera​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ture. -Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature. -What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature). -Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients.

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