Assessing and Treating Clients With Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Examine Case Study: Pakistani Woman with Delusional Thought Processes.  You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to  prescribe to this client. Be sure to consider factors that might impact  the client’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.
At each decision point stop to complete the following:

Decision #1

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Assessing and Treating Clients With Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay

Which decision did you select?
Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support  your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with  Decision #1 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?

Decision #2

Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support  your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with  Decision #2 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?

Decision #3

Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support  your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.
Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with  Decision #3 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?

Also include how ethical considerations might impact your treatment plan and communication with clients.
BACKGROUND
The client is a 34-year-old Pakistani female who moved to the United  States in her late teens/early 20s. She is currently in an “arranged”  marriage (her husband was selected for her since she was 9 years old).  She presents to your office today following a 21 day hospitalization for  what was diagnosed as “brief psychotic disorder.” She was given this  diagnosis as her symptoms have persisted for less than 1 month. 
Prior to admission, she was reporting visions of Allah, and over the  course of a week, she believed that she was the prophet Mohammad. She  believed that she would deliver the world from sin. Her husband became  concerned about her behavior to the point that he was afraid of leaving  their 4 children with her. One evening, she was “out of control” which  resulted in his calling the police and her subsequent admission to an  inpatient psych unit.
During today’s assessment, she appears quite calm, and insists that  the entire incident was “blown out of proportion.” She denies that she  believed herself to be the prophet Mohammad and states that her husband  was just out to get her because he never loved her and wanted an  “American wife” instead of her. She tells you that she knows this  because the television is telling her so.  
She currently weighs 140 lbs, and is 5’ 5”
SUBJECTIVE
Client reports that her mood is “good.” She denies auditory/visual  hallucinations, but believes that the television does talk to her. She  believes that Allah sends her messages through the TV.  At times  throughout the clinical interview, she becomes hostile towards the  PMHNP, but then calms down.
You reviewed her hospital records and find that she has been  medically worked up by a physician who reported her to be in overall  good health. Lab studies were all within normal limits. 
Client admits that she stopped taking her Risperdal about a week  after she got out of the hospital because she thinks her husband is  going to poison her so that he can marry an American woman.  
MENTAL STATUS EXAM
The client is alert, oriented to person, place, time, and event. She  is dressed appropriately for the weather and time of year. She  demonstrates no noteworthy mannerisms, gestures, or tics. Her speech is  slow and at times, interrupted by periods of silence. Self-reported mood  is euthymic. Affect constricted. Although the client denies visual or  auditory hallucinations, she appears to be “listening” to something.  Delusional and paranoid thought processes as described, above. Insight  and judgment are impaired. She is currently denying suicidal or  homicidal ideation.
The PMHNP administers the PANSS which reveals the following scores:
-40 for the positive symptoms scale
-20 for the negative symptom scale
-60 for general psychopathology scale
Diagnosis: Schizophrenia, paranoid type
 Decision Point One

Start Invega Sustenna 234 mg intramuscular X1 followed by 156 mg intramuscular on day 4 and monthly thereafter   
RESULTS OF DECISION POINT ONE

Client returns to clinic in four weeks
A decrease in PANSS score of 25% is noted at this visit  
Client seems to be tolerating medication
Client’s husband has made sure she makes her appointments for injections (one thus far) 
Client has noted a 2 pound weight gain but it does not seem to be an important point for her
Client complains of injection site pain telling the PMHNP that she  has trouble siting for a few hours after the injections and doesn’t like  having to walk around for such a long period of time 

Decision Point Two

 Continue  same decision made but instruct administering nurse to begin injections  into the deltoid at this visit and moving forward     
RESULTS OF DECISION POINT TWO

Client returns to clinic in four weeks
Client’s PANNS has reduced by a total of 50% from the initiation of Invega sustenna
When questioned about injection site pain, client states it is much better in the arm 
Client’s weight has increased by an  additional 2.5 pounds (total of 4.5 pounds in a 2 month period). She is  somewhat bothered by the weight gain and is afraid that her husband does  not like it. He is not present at this visit as she brought herself 
Client likes how she feels on the  Invega Sustenna but is wondering if there is another drug like it that  would not cause the weight gain 

Decision Point Three

 Continue  with the Invega Sustenna. Counsel client on the fact that weight gain  from Invega Sustenna is not as much as what other drugs with similar  efficacy can cause. Make appointment with a dietician and an exercise  physiologist. Follow up in one month     
Guidance to Student
 Weight gain can occur with Invega  Sustenna. It is modest in nature and can be controlled with proper  nutrition and exercise. It is always a good idea to try and control a  client’s weight through consultation with a dietician and exercise  physiologist (life coach) before switching to another agent when a  product is showing efficacy for at least 6 months.  
Abilify Maintena is a good option for someone who has good  response to abilify oral. Remember that Abilify does not bind to the D2  receptor for a great period of time (such as Invega) and can be less  affective in certain individuals. Also, remember that akathisia  can be a  possible side effect. Once an IM long acting medication is given, the  effects of the drug (both efficacious and untoward effects) can be  maintained for a long duration (up to a month or longer). Tolerability  and efficacy should be established with oral medication first before  administering the first injection. Also a disadvantage to Abilify  Maintena is a 2-week overlap of oral therapy is required due to  effective blood levels lagging behind the induction dose.  
Qsymia is a weight loss medication that is a combination of  Phenteramine and Topiramate. It is only indicated to treat obesity. This  client’s BMI (28.9 kg/M2) does not fit the definition of obesity (BMI  >30 Kg/M2- Following from CDC website: Class 1: BMI of 30 to < 35,  Class 2: BMI of 35 to < 40, Class 3: BMI of 40 or higher. Class 3  obesity is sometimes categorized as “extreme” or “severe” obesity).   There are two things wrong with this therapy option. First, there are  only a few occasions where add-on therapy to treat a side effect is  acceptable and weight gain is not one of those scenarios. Secondly,  Phenteramine has a lot of cardiovascular toxicities (such as elevated  BP, HR, increased workload on the heart).
 

Order a unique copy of this paper
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Order your essay today and save 25% with the discount code: COCONUTPlace Order
+
Live Chat+1(978) 822-0999EmailWhatsApp