Pediatric mood disorders and treatment plans


An African American Child Suffering from Depression

Decision Tree Case Study: Therapy for pediatric clients with mood disorders Links to an external site.[Interactive media file]. 

Write a 1-2 page narrative in APA format that addresses the following:

Compare and state why you chose the medications in decision 1,2,3 briefly.

a) Explain the circumstances under which children should be prescribed drugs for off-label use. Be specific and provide examples.

b) Describe strategies to make the off-label use and dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence. Include descriptions and names of off-label drugs that require extra care and attention when used in pediatrics.

Reference to include:-

· Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2021). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants (2nd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

o Chapter 9, “Drug Therapy in Pediatric Patients” (pp. 58—60)

· Panther, S. G., Knotts, A. M., Odom-Maryon, T., Daratha, K., Woo, T., & Klein, T. A. (2017). Off-label prescribing trends for ADHD medications in very young children Links to an external site.. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 22(6), 423–429. doi:10.5863/1551-6776-22.6.423

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