Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
PATIENT EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Patient education is an effective tool in supporting compliance and treatment for a diagnosis. It is important to consider effective ways to educate patients and their families about a diagnosis—such as coaching, brochures, or videos—and to recognize that the efficacy of any materials may differ based on the needs and learning preferences of a particular patient. Because patients or their families may be overwhelmed with a new diagnosis, it is important that materials provided by the practitioner clearly outline the information that patients need to know.
For this Assignment, you will pretend that you are a contributing writer to a health blog. You are tasked with explaining important information about an assigned mental health disorder in language appropriate for child/adolescent patients and/or their caregivers.
By Day 1, your Instructor will assign a mood or anxiety disorder diagnosis for you to use for this Assignment. The diagnosis picked for me is Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
- Research signs and symptoms for your diagnosis, pharmacological treatments, nonpharmacological treatments, and appropriate community resources and referrals.
In a 300- to 500-word blog post written for a patient and/or caregiver audience, explain signs and symptoms for your diagnosis, pharmacological treatments, nonpharmacological treatments, and appropriate community resources and referrals.
Although you are not required to respond to colleagues, collegial discussion is welcome.
- Center for Rural Health. (2020, May 18). Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder & childhood bipolar disorderLinks to an external site. [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/tSfYXkst1vMLinks to an external site.
- Mood Disorders Association of BC. (2014, November 20). Children in depressionLinks to an external site. [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/Qg-BBKB1nJcLinks to an external site.
- Psych Hub Education. (2020, January 7). LGBTQ youthLinks to an external site.: Learning to listen. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn4AVjMMYX4
- Hilt, R. J., & Nussbaum, A. M. (2016). DSM-5 pocket guide for child and adolescent mental healthLinks to an external site.. American Psychiatric Association Publishing.
- Chapter 3, “Common Clinical Concerns”
- Chapter 7, “A Brief Version of DSM-5″
- Chapter 8, “A stepwise approach to Differential Diagnosis”
- Chapter 10, “Selected DSM-5 Assessment Measures”
- Chapter 11, “Rating Scales and Alternative Diagnostic Systems”Links to an external site.
- Shoemaker, S. J., Wolf, M. S., & Brach, C. (2014). The patient education materials assessment tool (PEMAT) and user’s guideLinks to an external site.. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/publications/files/pemat_guide.pdfLinks to an external site.
- Thapar, A., Pine, D. S., Leckman, J. F., Scott, S., Snowling, M. J., & Taylor, E. A. (2015). Rutter’s child and adolescent psychiatry(6th ed.). Wiley Blackwell.
- Chapter 60, “Anxiety Disorders”
- Chapter 61, “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”
- Chapter 62, “Bipolar Disorder in Childhood”
- Chapter 63, “Depressive Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence”
Review the FDA-approved use of the following medicines related to treating mood and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
|Bipolar depression||Bipolar disorder|
|lurasidone (age 10–17)|
olanzapine-fluoxetine combination (age 10–17)
|aripiprazole (age 10–17)|
asenapine (for mania or mixed episodes, age 10–17)
lithium (for mania, age 12–17)
olanzapine (age 13–17)
|Generalized anxiety disorder||Depression|
|duloxetine (age 7–17)||escitalopram (age 12–17)|
fluoxetine (age 8–17)
|clomipramine (age 10–17)|
fluoxetine (age 7–17)
fluvoxamine (age 8–17)
sertraline (age 6–17)
In a 300- to 500-word blog post written for a patient and/or caregiver audience: • Explain signs and symptoms for the assigned diagnosis in children and adolescents.
Explain pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for children and adolescents with the diagnosis.
Explain appropriate community resources and referrals for the assigned diagnosis.
Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction are provided that delineate all required criteria.CLICK HERE TO ORDER A SOLUTION FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT