2020–2021 Walden University Catalog (September 2020) 
    
    Oct 02, 2022  
2020–2021 Walden University Catalog (September 2020) [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 nurse practitioners (PNPs) 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 behavioral 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 efficacy, and long-term management.



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