Discussion Post: The Role of Mental Health Professionals in the Initial Stages of Psychopharmacological Intervention
In the initial stages of psychopharmacological intervention, mental health professionals must be aware that complications or concerns can arise. Clients may experience negative side effects of the medication. They might forget or avoid taking the medication. The disorder may have been misdiagnosed and cause other issues. The client may have preexisting conditions that other medical professionals had not known when the diagnosis was made. The client could have had a comorbid condition that they did not disclose. In short, a number of very serious issues might manifest in the early stages of treatment requiring action on the part of the mental health professional.
Post to the Depression Case Study for Marcus.
For your initial post analyze the case, determine the psychopathology presented and describe the appropriate treatment methods for the client.
Post an explanation of the major symptoms that indicate depression and the medications that might be prescribed to treat these symptoms for the case study you selected.
Next, explain a mental health professional's role in raising the client's awareness of medication-related effects.
Then, explain two potential challenges that might impact the client in the initial stages of psychopharmacological intervention.
Finally, explain one strategy a mental health professional might use to address challenges that arise in the initial stages of treatment.
The response should include a reference list. Using double-space, Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.