To prepare for this Assignment:
Select an adult or older adult client with a bipolar disorder that you have seen in your practicum.
In 3 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 end points for your psychopharmacologic agent. (This should relate to HPI and clinical impression and discuss the specific medication, not the class).
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.
Include a clear and comprehensive purpose statement.
Integrate 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 2-3 course resources.
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Chapter 8, Mood Disorders (pp. 347386)
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Chapter 13, Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar and Related Disorders
Stahl, S. M. (2017). Prescribers Guide: Stahls Essential Psychopharmacology (6th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
To access information on specific medications, click on The Prescribers Guide, 6th Ed. tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate medication.