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Medication Treatment Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychosis Disorders Study Guide

Medication Treatment Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychosis Disorders Study Guide

Description

Create a study guide for your assigned psychotropic medication agents. Your study guide should be in the form of an outline with references, and you should incorporate visual elements such as concept maps, charts, diagrams, images, color coding, mnemonics, and/or flashcards. Be creative! It should not be in the format of an APA paper. Your guide should be informed by the FDA-approved and Evidenced-Based, Clinical Practice Guidelines Research but also supported by at least three other scholarly resources.

Areas of importance you should address, but are not limited to, are:

ASSIGNED AGENT Thioridazine

  • Title page
  • Description of the      Psychopharmacological medication agent including brand and generic names      and appropriate FDA indication uses
  • Any supporting, valid and      reliable research for non-FDA uses
  • Drug classification
  • The medication mechanism of      action
  • The      medication pharmacokinetics
  • The      medication pharmacodynamics
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Appropriate dosing,      administration route, and any considerations for dosing alterations
  • Considerations of use and      dosing in specific specialty populations to consider children,      adolescents, elderly, pregnancy, suicidal behaviors, etc.
  • Definition of Half-life, why      half-life is important, and the half-life for your assigned      medication 
  • Side effects/adverse reaction      potentials
  • Contraindications for use      including significant drug to drug interactions
  • Overdose Considerations
  • Diagnostics and labs      monitoring
  • Comorbidities considerations
  • Legal and ethical      considerations
  • Pertinent patient education      considerations