NURS6630 Therapy for Clients With Pain & Sleep Disorder Case Discussion

NURS6630 Therapy for Clients With Pain & Sleep Disorder Case Discussion

NURS6630 Therapy for Clients With Pain & Sleep Disorder Case Discussion

NURS 6630 Week 7 Discussion

Sleep/Wake Disorders

When there is a significant event occurring in your life, it is usual to have one or two nights of disturbed sleep. Sleep/wake disorders, however, encompass much more than a single night of sleep disruption. Between 50 and 70 million Americans, according to a new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, struggle with sleep/wake disorders (CDC, 2015). Even though the great majority of Americans will seek treatment for these problems from their primary care physician, many doctors may refer patients for further testing. You think about how you may evaluate and handle the people in this Discussion based on the given customer variables.

Required Readings

Note: All Stahl resources can be accessed through the Walden Library using this link. This link will take you to a log-in page for the Walden Library. Once you log into the library, the Stahl website will appear. NURS6630 Therapy for Clients With Pain & Sleep Disorder Case Discussion

Stahl, S. M. (2013). Stahl’s essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (4th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

To access the following chapters, click on the Essential Psychopharmacology, 4th ed tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate chapter. Be sure to read all sections on the left navigation bar for each chapter.

Chapter 11, “Disorders of Sleep and Wakefulness and Their Treatment”

Stahl, S. M. (2014b). The prescriber’s guide (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

To access information on the following medications, click on The Prescriber’s Guide, 5th ed tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate medication.

Review the following medications:

For insomnia

  1. alprazolam
  2. amitriptyline
  3. amoxapine
  4. clomipramine

Case 1: Volume 2, Case #16: The woman who liked late-night TV NURS6630 Therapy for Clients With Pain & Sleep Disorder Case Discussion

Case 2: Volume 2, Case #11: The figment of a man who looked upon the lady

Case 3: Volume 1, Case #5: The sleepy woman with anxiety

Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide.

Go to the Stahl Online website and examine the case study you were assigned.

Take the pretest for the case study.

Review the patient intake documentation, psychiatric history, patient file, medication history, etc. As you progress through each section, formulate a list of questions that you might ask the patient if he or she were in your office.

Based on the patient’s case history, consider other people in his or her life that you would need to speak to or get feedback from (i.e., family members, teachers, nursing home aides, etc.)

Consider whether any additional physical exams or diagnostic testing may be necessary for the patient.

Develop a differential diagnoses for the patient. Refer to the DSM-5 in this week’s Learning Resources for guidance.

Review the patient’s past and current medications. Refer to Stahl’s Prescriber’s Guide and consider medications you might select for this patient.

Review the posttest for the case study. NURS6630 Therapy for Clients With Pain & Sleep Disorder Case Discussion

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