NURS 6670 Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Case Study

NURS 6670 Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Case Study

NURS 6670 Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Case Study

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Students will:

  • Select an adult or older adult client with a schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder you have seen in your practicum.

In 3 pages, write a treatment plan for your client in which you do the following: NURS 6670 Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Case Study

 

  • Describe the HPI and clinical impression for the client.
  • Recommend psychopharmacologic treatments and describe specific and therapeutic endpoints for your psychopharmacologic agent. (This should relate to HPI and clinical impression.)
  • Recommend psychotherapy choices (individual, family, and group) and specific therapeutic endpoints for your choices.
  • Identify medical management needs, including primary care needs, specific to this client.
  • Identify community support resources (housing, socioeconomic needs, etc.) and community agencies that are available to assist the client.
  • Recommend a plan for follow-up intensity and frequency and collaboration with other providers.

Week 9: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

I am being followed. They are even in my home. I am crouched in the corner of my apartment, but they know I am here and are just waiting to get me. I have a secret and they are trying to get it. The secret is hidden in my brain and they are going to open my skull to get it out. I have to block them from getting into my brain. Hiding in the closet, behind all the clothes, they will not see me….
Jamie, age 26

There are many disorders that result in the development of “positive” symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, but not all of these conditions represent schizophrenia. When treating schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, emphasis should be placed not only on treating the positive symptoms but the negative and residual symptoms as well.

This week, you will explore a wide variety of disorders along the schizophrenia spectrum as you become “captain of the ship” once again. You also will analyze issues involved with state practice agreements.


Learning Resources

REQUIRED READINGS

American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • Standard 15 “Resource Utilization” (pages 82-83)

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

  • Chapter 7, “Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders” (pp. 300–346)

 

Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.

  • Chapter 8, “Early-Stage Schizophrenia”
  • Chapter 9, “Toward a Dimensional Understanding of Psychosis and Its Treatment”
  • Chapter 10, “Psychosocial Treatments for Chronic Psychosis”
  • Chapter 11, “Pharmacological Treatment of Psychosis”

 

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • “Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders”

Stahl, S. M. (2014). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Note: All Stahl resources can be accessed through the Walden Library using the link below. This link will take you to a login page for the Walden Library. Once you log in to the library, the Stahl website will appear.
To access information on specific medications, click on The Prescriber’s Guide, 5th Ed. tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate medication.

Psychosis Schizoaffective disorder
alprazolam (adjunct)
amisulpride
aripiprazole
asenapine
blonanserin
carbamazepine (adjunct)
chlorpromazine
clonazepam (adjunct)
clozapine
cyamemazine
flupenthixol
fluphenazine
haloperidol
iloperidone
lamotrigine (adjunct)
lorazepam (adjunct)
loxapine
lurasidone
mesoridazinemolindoneolanzapinepaliperidoneperospironeperphenazinepimozidepipothiazinequetiapinerisperidonesertindolesulpiridethioridazinethiothixenetrifluoperazinevalproate (divalproex) (adjunct)ziprasidonezotepinezuclopenthixol amisulpridearipiprazoleasenapinecarbamazepine (adjunct)chlorpromazineclozapinecyamemazineflupenthixolhaloperidoliloperidonelamotrigine (adjunct)l-methylfolate (adjunct)loxapinelurasidonemesoridazinemolindoneolanzapinepaliperidone perospironeperphenazinepipothiazinequetiapinerisperidonesertindolesulpiridethioridazinethiothixenetrifluoperazinevalproate (divalproex) (adjunct)ziprasidonezotepinezuclopenthixol
Schizophrenia Cataplexy syndrome Catatonia Extrapyramidal side effects
amisulpride
aripiprazole
asenapine
carbamazepine (adjunct)
chlorpromazine
clozapine
cyamemazine
flupenthixol
haloperidol
iloperidone
lamotrigine (adjunct)
l-methylfolate (adjunct)
loxapine
lurasidone
mesoridazine
molindone
olanzapine
paliperidone
perospirone
perphenazinepipothiazinequetiapinerisperidonesertindolesulpiridethioridazinethiothixenetrifluoperazinevalproate (divalproex) (adjunct)ziprasidonezotepinezuclopenthixolSeasonal affective disorderbupropionSedation-inductionhydroxyzinemidazolam clomipramineimipraminesodium oxybate alprazolamchlordiazepoxideclonazepamclorazepatediazepamestazolamflunitrazepamflurazepamloflazepatelorazepammidazolamoxazepamquazepamtemazepamtriazolam benztropinediphenhydraminetrihexyphenidyl

 

Ferreira, C. D., de Souza, M. G. D., Fernández-Calvo, B., Machado-de-Sousa, J. P., Cecilio Hallak, J. E., & Torro-Alves, N. (2016). Neurocognitive functions in schizophrenia: A systematic review of the effects of typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs. Psychology & Neuroscience, 9(1), 12–31. doi:10.1037/pne0000045

 

Granholm, E., Holden, J., Link, P. C., & McQuaid, J. R. (2014). Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral social skills training for schizophrenia: Improvement in functioning and experiential negative symptoms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(6), 1173–1185. doi:10.1037/a0037098

REQUIRED MEDIA

Murphy, L. (2011, July 21). Types of schizophrenia – A day in the life (scary) [Video file]. Retrieved from 


Assignment 1: “Captain of the Ship” Project – Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

In earlier weeks, you were introduced to the concept of the “captain of the ship.” In this Assignment, you become the “captain of the ship” once again as you provide treatment recommendations and identify medical management, community support resources, and follow-up plans for a client with a schizophrenia spectrum/other psychotic disorder.

Learning Objectives

 

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