Therapy for Pediatric Clients With Mood Disorders 2 to 3 pages

When pediatric clients present with mood disorders, the process of assessing, diagnosing, and treating them can be quite complex. Children not only present with different signs and symptoms than adult clients with the same disorders, but they also metabolize medications much differently. As a result, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners must exercise caution when prescribing psychotropic medications to these clients. For this Assignment, as you examine the client case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat pediatric clients presenting with mood disorders.Case StudyBACKGROUND INFORMATIONThe client is an 8-year-old African American male who arrives at the ER with his mother. He is exhibiting signs of depression.Client complained of feeling “sad”Mother reports that teacher said child is withdrawn from peers in classMother notes decreased appetite and occasional periods of irritationClient reached all developmental landmarks at appropriate agesPhysical exam unremarkableLaboratory studies WNLChild referred to psychiatry for evaluationClient seen by Psychiatric Nurse PractitionerMENTAL STATUS EXAMAlert & oriented X 3, speech clear, coherent, goal directed, spontaneous. Self-reported mood is “sad”. Affect somewhat blunted, but child smiled appropriately at various points throughout the clinical interview. He denies visual or auditory hallucinations. No delusional or paranoid thought processes noted. Judgment and insight appear to be age-appropriate. He is not endorsing active suicidal ideation, but does admit that he often thinks about himself being dead and what it would be like to be dead.The PMHNP administers the Children’s Depression Rating Scale, obtaining a score of 30 (indicating significant depression)Decision Point OneSelect what the PMHNP should do:Begin Zoloft 25 mg orally dailyBegin Paxil 10 mg orally dailyBegin Wellbutrin 75 mg orally BIDPlease discuss each medication option listed in Decision Point 1. Why did younotchose the alternative options? What is the mechanism of action for each medication? What are first line FDA approved medications for pediatric depression? Must use and cite 4 sources