Goal: To analyze and apply critical thinking skills in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychopharmacological agents for patient treatment and health promotion while applying evidence-based research.
|Chapter 8, Case 2||Fiona is a 29-year-old woman who works in a medical factory making medical equipment. She lives with her husband and in-laws. Over the last week, she has been more isolative, saying strange things to her husband, and not sleeping due to unidentified fearfulness. The only stressor that her husband can identify is that they started talking about having children. Fiona refuses to do her ADLs, eats very little, and appears intermittently in a trancelike state. The family was becoming more and more concerned and attempted to get Fiona to see their family doctor, but she was refusing. Finally, police were called due to worsening regressed behavior and Fiona was brought to the local emergency department (ED) for evaluation. The ED physician examined her and reported after labs and neuroimaging that she was medically stable. Although the patient reported no history of psychiatric illness, she did report that her maternal grandmother was in a state hospital for most of her life. The physician recommended psychiatric hospitalization for new onset of a psychotic illness.|
|Questions:||Remember to answer these questions from your textbooks and clinical guidelines to create your evidence-based treatment plan. At all times, explain your answers.|
YOUR RESPONSE MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT FOUND IN YOUR TEXTBOOK.
Requirements: 500 words
Fiona expresses symptoms like saying things about her husband and in-laws. For one week, she has been isolative and not sleeping due to unidentified fearfulness. Fiona’s husband can only identify the only stressor she has encountered as a talk about having children. The client refuses to undertake her activities of daily life(ADLs), appears in a trance-like state, and eats very little. Fiona refuses to see her doctors even after her family continues insisting. Her behavior has continued regressing over time, and ED evaluation reports show that she is medically stable. Fiona had no history of psychiatric illness, but her maternal grandmother was in and out of the hospital for most of her life.