Why were they different?

El Marroun, H., White, T., Verhulst, F., & Tiemeier, H. (2014). Maternal use of antidepressant or anxiolytic medication during pregnancy and childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes: A systematic review. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 23(10), 973–992. doi:10.1007/s00787-014-0558-3

 

Gordon, M. S., & Melvin, G. A. (2014). Do antidepressants make children and adolescents suicidal? Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, 50(11), 847–854. doi:10.1111/jpc.12655

 

Seedat, S. (2014). Controversies in the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents: A decade since the storm and where do we stand now? Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 26(2), iii–v. doi:10.2989/17280583.2014.938497

 

To prepare for this Assignment:

 

Review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider how to assess and treat pediatric clients requiring antidepressant therapy.

 

The Assignment

 

Examine Case Study: An African American Child Suffering From Depression. You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this client. Be sure to consider factors that might impact the client’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.

 

At each decision point stop to complete the following:

 

Decision #1

 

Which decision did you select?  See below.

 

Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

 

What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

 

Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #1 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?

 

Decision #2

 

Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

 

What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

 

 

 

 

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