NURS 6670 EXAMS, DISCUSSIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

NURS 6670 EXAMS, DISCUSSIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

NURS 6670 EXAMS, DISCUSSIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Week 1: Psychiatric Assessment of the Adult and Older Adult
Many assessment principles are the same for children and adults; however, with adults/older adults, consent for participation in the assessment comes from the actual client and not parents or guardians. The exception to this is adults/older adults who have been determined incapacitated by a court of competent jurisdiction. Some adults may be easier to assess than children/adolescents as they are more psychologically minded. That is, they have better insights into themselves and their motivations than children/adolescents (although this is not universally true). NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments
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Older adults present some of their own unique assessment challenges in that they may have higher levels of stigma associated with seeking psychiatric care. Additionally, there are higher rates of neurocognitive disorders superimposed on other clinical conditions such as depression or anxiety, which creates additional diagnostic challenges. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
This week, you will develop your own personal format for initial interviews of mental health clients. You also will explore the restrictions and limitations for practice as a PMHNP in your home state and create a plan for passing the national certification exam.
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NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Required Readings
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.

Section 5.1, “Psychiatric Interview, Mental Status Examination” (pp. 192–211)
Section 5.2, “The Psychiatric Report and Medical Record” (pp. 211–217)
Section 5.3, “Psychiatric Rating Scales” (pp. 217–236)
Section 5.5, “Personality Assessment: Adults and Children” (pp. 246–257)
Section 5.7, “Medical Assessment and Laboratory Testing in Psychiatry” (pp. 266–275)
Chapter 6, “Classification in Psychiatry” (pp. 290–308)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.

“Cautionary Statement for Forensic Use of DSM-5”
“Assessment Measures”
“Cultural Formulation”
“Glossary of Technical Terms”
“Glossary of Cultural Concepts of Distress”

Note: You will access this book from the Walden Library databases.
Barton Associates. (2017). Nurse practitioner scope of practice laws. Retrieved from https://www.bartonassociates.com/locum-tenens-resources/nurse-practitioner-scope-of-practice-laws/
American Psychiatric Association. (2016). Practice guidelines for the psychiatric evaluation of adults. Retrieved from http://psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.books.9780890426760. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
Document: Practicum Journal Template (Word document)
Required Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2017b). Working with Adults and Older Adults” [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
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Note: The approximate length of this media piece 3 minutes.
 

Accessible player –Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload Transcript

Hagen, B. (Producer). (n.d.-a). Conducting a mental status exam [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.
 
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 25 minutes. You will access this video through the Walden Library databases.
Optional Resources
American Psychological Association. (2008). Assessment of older adults with diminished capacity. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/pi/aging/programs/assessment/capacity-psychologist-handbook.pdf. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
Rosen, S. L., & Reuben, D. B. (2011). Geriatric assessment tools. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 78(4), 489–497. doi:10.1002/msj.20277
 
Note: You will access this article through the Walden Library databases.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2015). TIP 59: Improving cultural competence. Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-59-Improving-Cultural-Competence/SMA15-4849
 
Note: This document is available as a free download.

NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments Discussion: Interview Format
Despite what you may believe (or may have been told), there is no such thing as one “right” way to do an interview. In fact, there are numerous books written about the various ways of conducting the clinical interview. In actual clinical practice, you will find the format that “works” best for you and addresses your unique strengths and the needs of the client.
In this Discussion, you will practice finding the interview format that works for you and share those ideas with your colleagues for feedback.
NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments Learning Objectives
Students will:

Develop formats for initial interviews of mental health clients

Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking Submit!
To prepare for this Discussion:

Review the Learning Resources.
Develop an interview format you would use for an initial interview of a client.

By Day 3
Post:

Attach the interview format document you would use for an initial interview of a client.
Describe what interview format your preceptor uses for the initial interview of a client.
Describe which element of your interview format is most helpful in your practice. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.

By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues by constructively critiquing their interview format and providing feedback.
Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:
Week 1 Discussion Rubric
Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6
To participate in this Discussion:
Week 1 Discussion

NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments Assignment 1: Week 1 Practicum Journal Entry: Certification Plan
Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners currently have only one choice for certification, which is through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC offers the “psychiatric/mental-health nurse practitioner (across the lifespan)” board certification (PMHNP-BC). In many states, board certification is needed as a prerequisite to being granted an NP license. Even if board certification is not a requirement for state licensure, it may be a requirement to receive privileges in various hospitals and other health care facilities. It may also be required by malpractice insurance providers prior to issuing coverage to NPs.
In this Practicum Journal Assignment, you will develop a plan, which will serve as the road map for you to follow to attain your certification. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
Learning Objectives
Students will:

Analyze state restrictions or limitations for practice
Compare PMHNP practice environments in various states
Analyze clinical practice issues
Create plans for passing national certification exams

**Assigned in Week 1 but submitted in Week 4
To prepare for this Practicum Journal:

Review the interactive nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice law guide in your Learning Resources.
Review your state regulations and a neighboring state or state in which you would like to practice.
Reflect on how to approach relocating licensure from one state to another.
Review certification exam requirements for PMHNPs.

Write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you do the following:

Describe the PMHNP practice environment for your home state, highlighting restrictions or limitations for practice.
Compare the PMHNP practice environment in your home state with a neighboring state or a state in which you would like to practice.
Describe a professional and/or clinical practice issue a new PMHNP will need to consider and address with the certification, licensure, credentialing, or relocation process.
Develop a checklist for passing the national certification exam, including a detailed timeline that includes academic preparation (study plan), registration, financial preparation, etc.

By Day 7
Submit by Day 7 of Week 4.

Making Connections
This week, you developed your own personal format for initial interviews of mental health clients. You also explored the restrictions and limitations for practice as a PMHNP in your home state and created a plan for passing the national certification exam.
Next week, you will become “captain of the ship” as you take full responsibility for a client with a depressive disorder by recommending psychopharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy, identifying medical management needs and community support, and recommending follow-up plans. You will also explore how to obtain a DEA license and the responsibilities for safe prescribing and prescription monitoring.

Fitzgerald Health Education Associates (FHEA) PMHNP 150 University Exit Comprehensive Exam
Walden has selected the Fitzgerald Health Education Associates (FHEA) PMHNP 150 University Exit Comprehensive Exam to provide you with an opportunity to take practice exams and complete sample test questions. While passing your certification exam is not guaranteed, FHEA suggests that a score of 85% or higher is predictive of success on your NP board examination. The FHEA PMHNP 150 University Exit Comprehensive Exam is used in this course as an assessment in Week 3. Each exam is worth 100 points and 10% of your grade.
Note: Your instructor receives the results and will inform you when the results are available. Do not e-mail the Fitzgerald site.
 
 
NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments Week 2: Depressive Disorders
I have no one. My wife died suddenly 4 years ago and I know it was my fault. She had been complaining she was sick for a year, but the doctors kept saying it was nothing. When they finally found the cancer, it had spread throughout her body. I should have listened to her. She might have survived and I would not be alone. I seem to cry for no reason and my children don’t understand why I don’t want to go out of the house. This is where her memories are. Why would I want to leave?
Jose, age 75

The National Institutes of Mental Health acknowledges that depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. It is associated with significant disability, fiscal impact, and considerable personal suffering. It may have significant impact on the individual, their family, and their social network. The PMHNP must be capable of providing comprehensive care for depressive disorders, including both psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic approaches. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
This week, you will become “captain of the ship” as you take full responsibility for a client with a depressive disorder. You will recommend psychopharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy, identify medical management needs and community support, and recommend follow-up plans. You will also explore how to obtain a DEA license and the responsibilities for safe prescribing and prescription monitoring.
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NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Required Readings
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 8, “Mood Disorders” (pp. 347–386)

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

Chapter 12, “Psychotherapy of Mood Disorders”
Chapter 14, “Pharmacological and Somatic Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder”

Note: You will access this textbook from the Walden Library databases.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

“Depressive Disorders”

Major Depressive Disorder
Persistent Depressive Disorder (dysthymia)
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition
Other Specified Depressive Disorder
Unspecified Depressive Disorder

Stahl, S. M. (2014). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
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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. http://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login?url=http://stahlonline.cambridge.org/. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
 
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.

Depression
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (MDD with Seasonal Variation)

agomelatine
amisulpride
amitriptyline
amoxapine
amphetamine (d)
amphetamine (d,l)
aripiprazole (adjunct)
asenapine
atomoxetine
bupropion
buspirone (adjunct)
citalopram
clomipramine
cyamemazine
desipramine
desvenlafaxine
dothiepin
paroxetine
phenelzine
protriptyline
quetiapine (adjunct)
reboxetine
selegiline
sertindole
sertraline
sulpiride
tianeptine
tranylcypromine
triiodothyronine
trazodone
trimipramine
venlafaxine
vilazodone
vortioxetine
doxepin
duloxetine
escitalopram
fluoxetine
flupenthixol
fluvoxamine
iloperidone
imipramine
isocarboxazid
ketamine
lisdexamfetamine
lithium (adjunct)
l-methylfolate (adjunct)
lofepramine
lurasidone
maprotiline
methylphenidate (d)
methylphenidate (d,l)
mianserin
milnacipran
mirtazapine
moclobemide
modafinil (adjunct)
nefazodone
nortriptyline
olanzapine
citalopram
desvenlafaxine
escitalopram
fluoxetine
paroxetine
sertraline
venlafaxine. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
bupropion

Grieve, S. M., Korgaonkar, M. S., Koslow, S. H., Gordon, E., Williams, L. M. (2013). Widespread reductions in gray matter volume in depression. NeuroImage: Clinical, 3, 332-339. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2013.08.016
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Lach, H. W., Chang, Y-P., & Edwards, D. (2010). Can older adults with dementia accurately report depression using brief forms? Reliability and validity of the Geriatric Depression Scale. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(5), 30–37. doi:10.3928/00989134-20100303-01
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Steffens, D. C., McQuoid, D. R., & Potter, G. G. (2014). Amnestic mild cognitive impairment and incident dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in geriatric depression. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(12), 2029–2036. doi:10.1017/S1041610214001446
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
Drug Enforcement Administration. (n.d.). Drug schedules. Retrieved June 14, 2016, from https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml
Required Media
Hagen, B. (Producer). (n.d.-b). Managing depression [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.
 
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 24 minutes. You will access this video through the Walden Library databases.
Optional Resources
Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.

Chapter 15, “Brain Stimulation Treatments for Mood Disorders”

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Ahern, E., & Semkovska, M. (2017). Cognitive functioning in the first-episode of major depressive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuropsychology, 31(1), 52–72. doi:10.1037/neu0000319. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments..
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Anderson, N. D., Damianakis, T., Kröger, E., Wagner, L. M., Dawson, D. R., Binns, M. A., . . . Cook, S. L. (2014). The benefits associated with volunteering among seniors: A critical review and recommendations for future research. Psychological Bulletin, 140(6), 1505–1533. doi:10.1037/a0037610
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
Inoue, J., Hoshino, R., Nojima, H., Ishida, W., & Okamoto, N. (2016). Additional donepezil treatment for patients with geriatric depression who exhibit cognitive deficit during treatment for depression. Psychogeriatrics, 16(1), 54–61. doi:10.1111/psyg.12121
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Sachs-Ericsson, N., Corsentino, E., Moxley, J., Hames, J. L., Rushing, N. C., Sawyer, K., . . . Steffens, D. C. (2013). A longitudinal study of differences in late- and early-onset geriatric depression: Depressive symptoms and psychosocial, cognitive, and neurological functioning. Aging & Mental Health, 17(1), 1–11. doi:10.1080/13607863.2012.717253
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Shallcross, A. J., Gross, J. J., Visvanathan, P. D., Kumar, N., Palfrey, A., Ford, B. Q., . . . Mauss, I. B. (2015). Relapse prevention in major depressive disorder: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus an active control condition. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(5), 964–975. doi:10.1037/ccp0000050. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Wanklyn, S. G., Pukay-Martin, N. D., Belus, J. M., St. Cyr, K., Girard, T. A., & Monson, C. M. (2016). Trauma types as differential predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder (MDD), and their comorbidity. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue Canadienne Des Sciences Du Comportement, 48(4), 296–305. doi:10.1037/cbs0000056
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments Assignment 1: “Captain of the Ship” Project – Depressive Disorder

As nurse practitioners strive to achieve full-autonomous practice across the country, it should be noted that many states grant this ability to practice independently to psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. To that end, you will be engaging in projects this semester that assume that you are practicing in a state that allows full-practice authority for NPs, meaning that the PMHNP may be the “captain of the ship” concerning caring for a patient population. The “captain of the ship” is the one who makes referrals to specialists, coordinates care for their patients/clients, and is responsible and accountable for patient/client outcomes overall. This is a decided change from a few decades ago when physicians were the “captain of the ship” and NPs played a peripheral role. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
In this Assignment, you will become the “captain of the ship” as you provide treatment recommendations and identify medical management, community support resources, and follow-up plans for a client with a depression disorder.
NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments Learning Objectives
Students will:

Recommend psychopharmacologic treatments based on therapeutic endpoints for clients with depression disorders
Recommend psychotherapy based on therapeutic endpoints for clients with depression disorders
Identify medical management needs for clients with depression disorders
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Identify community support resources for clients with depression disorders
Recommend follow-up plans for clients with depression disorders

To prepare for this NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments:

Select an adult or older adult client with a depressive disorder you have seen in your practicum.

In 3–4 pages, write a treatment plan for your client in which you do the following:

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.

By Day 7
Submit your NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments using the naming convention “WK2Assgn1+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 2 Assignment 1 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 2 Assignment 1 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK2Assgn1+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:
Week 2 Assignment 1 Rubric
Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity
To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:
Submit your Week 2 Assignment 1 draft and review the originality report.
Submit Your Assignment by Day 7
To submit your Assignment:
Week 2 Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Week 2 Practicum Journal: Safe Prescribing
There is probably no greater responsibility that the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner assumes than the responsibility of prescribing medications. While someone can be harmed by psychotherapy, the level and intensity of the harm generally does not come to the same level of harm that can occur from improper prescribing. The PMHNP must understand his/her responsibility both at a state and federal level when it comes to prescribing medications.
In this Practicum Journal Assignment, you will explore the legalities associated with prescribing controlled substances, as well as what a DEA number is, how to obtain one, and, most importantly, how to prescribe controlled substances in your state.
NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments. Learning Objectives
Students will:

Analyze roles of the Drug Enforcement Administration
Analyze PMHNP responsibilities when issued a DEA number
Analyze DEA number application procedures
Analyze state requirements for safe prescribing and prescription monitoring
Analyze PMHNP responsibilities for safe prescribing and prescription monitoring
Analyze Schedule II-V drug levels

** Assigned in Week 2 and submitted in Week 4.
To prepare for this Practicum Journal:

Review the Learning Resources.

In 2-3 pages:

Describe the role of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as it pertains to the PMHNP.
Explain your responsibilities when having a DEA number.
Explain how you apply for a DEA number.
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Explain your state’s requirements for a safe prescribing and prescription monitoring program. Explain your responsibility as a PMHNP to follow these requirements.
Provide an example of a drug you may prescribe from each of the Schedule II-V drug levels.

By Day 7
Submit by Day 7 of Week 4.

Assignment 3: Board Vitals
This week you will be responding to twenty Board Vitals questions that cover a broad review of your Nurse Practitioner program courses up to this point.
These review questions will provide practice that is critical in your preparation for the national certification exam that’s required to certify you to practice as a nurse practitioner. These customized test questions are designed to help you prepare for your Nurse Practitioner certification exam. It is in your best interest to take your time, do your best, and answer each question to the best of your ability. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments..
You can access Board Vitals through the link sent to you in email or by following the link below:
https://www.boardvitals.com/
By Day 7
Complete the Board Vitals questions.

Making Connections
This week, you became “captain of the ship” as you took full responsibility for a client with a depressive disorder by recommending psychopharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy, identifying medical management needs and community support, and recommending follow-up plans. You also explored how to obtain a DEA license and the responsibilities for safe prescribing and prescription monitoring. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments..
Next week, you will explore the many personality disorders and use the DSM-5 criteria for diagnosing individuals with specific personality disorders. You will use the Decision Tree format to diagnose and treat a client with a personality disorder. You also will complete the Fitzgerald University Exit Comprehensive Exam to determine your readiness for the certification exam. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments..
Week 3: Personality Disorders
I cannot believe these people. Don’t they know who I am? I deserve better treatment than this. That hostess should have seated me immediately, but I had to wait for 10 minutes and then she put me at this table right by the kitchen. I see an empty table right in the middle where I should be. I am just going to get up and move there. I don’t care what the hostess says, rules don’t apply to me.
Ashley, age 25

Personality disorders represent perhaps the most challenging disorders that the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner will have to address in their professional careers. Personality disorders can co-occur in every mental health disorder and, in some cases, can mask as disorder . Although difficult to treat, the PMHNP must be able to identify personality disorders and endeavor to work with the client to not only recognize the disorder, but to treat a disorder that clients often do not believe they have. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments..
This week, you will explore the many personality disorders and use the DSM-5 criteria for diagnosing individuals with specific personality disorders. You will use the Decision Tree format to diagnose and treat a client with a personality disorder. You also will complete the Fitzgerald University Exit Comprehensive Exam to determine your readiness for the certification exam.
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NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments. Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Required Readings
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 4, “Theories of Personality and Psychopathology” (pp. 151–191)
Chapter 22, “Personality Disorders” (pp. 742–762)
Chapter 13, “Psychosomatic Medicine” (pp. 451–464)

Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments..

Chapter 68, “Paranoid, Schizotypal, and Schizoid Personality Disorders”
Chapter 69, “Antisocial Personality Disorder”
Chapter 70, “Borderline Personality Disorder”
Chapter 71, “Histrionic Personality Disorder”
Chapter 72, “Narcissistic Personality Disorder”
Chapter 73, “Cluster C Personality Disorders

Note: You will access this book from Walden Library databases.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments..

“Personality Disorders”

Note: You will access this book from Walden Library databases.
Perry, J. C., Presniak, M. D., & Olson, T. R. (2013). Defense mechanisms in schizotypal, borderline, antisocial, and narcissistic personality disorders. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes, 76(1), 32–52. doi:10.1521/psyc.2013.76.1.32
Note: You will access this article from Walden Library databases.
Rees, C. S., & Pritchard, R. (2015). Brief cognitive therapy for avoidant personality disorder. Psychotherapy, 52(1), 45–55. doi:10.1037/a0035158
Note: You will access this article from Walden Library databases.
Required Media
Laureate Education. (2017a). A woman with personality disorder [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments..
Kernberg, O. (n.d.). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy for personality disorders: An Interview with Otto Kernberg, MD. [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net
Note: This video is approximately 94 minutes of length. You will access this article from Walden Library databases. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments..

Discussion: Treatment of Personality Disorders
Personality disorders occur in 10–20% of the population. They are difficult to treat as individuals with personality disorders are less likely to seek help than individuals with other mental health disorders. Treatment can be challenging as they do not see their symptoms as painful to themselves or others.
In this Discussion, you will explore personality disorders in greater detail and discuss treatment options using evidence-based research.
NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments Learning Objectives
Students will:

Analyze diagnostic criteria for personality disorders
Analyze evidence-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatments for personality disorders
Analyze clinical features of clients with personality disorders
Align clinical features with DSM-5 criteria
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Compare differential diagnostic features of personality disorders

Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking Submit!
To prepare for this Discussion:

By Day 5 of Week 2, your Instructor will have assigned you a personality disorder, which will be your focus for your initial post for this Discussion. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
Review the Learning Resources.

By Day 3
Post:

Explain the diagnostic criteria for your assigned personality disorder.
Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned personality disorder. NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
Describe clinical features from a client that led you to believe this client had this disorder. Align the clinical features with the DSM-5 criteria.
Support your rationale with references to the Learning Resources or other academic resources.

By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic features of the disorder you were assigned to the diagnostic features of the disorder your colleagues were assigned. What are their similarities and differences? How might you differentiate the two diagnoses? NURS 6670 Exams, Discussions and Assignments.
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Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6
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Assignment 1: Decision Tree
For this Assignment, as you examine the client c

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