2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 6630 - Psychopharmacologic Approaches to Treatment of Psychopathology


(5 cr.) At times, psychotherapy is not enough to alleviate the emotional difficulties that some patients face. To that end, psychopharmacologic approaches are needed. Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) must have a strong basis in psychopharmacology, extending from a prior education in pharmacology, to make appropriate medication choices for their patients. Learners in this course consider psychopharmacologic approaches to major mental health disorders including, but not limited to, major depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders as well as psychotic disorders. Learners explore key considerations associated with medication selection, monitoring of efficacy, and long-term management.



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