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NRP507 Advanced Pharmacology

Week 6 Discussion

Prescribing for Depression

Answer the following questions in a minimum of 175-300 words:

What is the rationale for having a patient complete a tool for depression or anxiety before prescribing a drug?

You are prescribing a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) for depression. Choose two of the following and discuss:

What are a few of the most common side effects of SSRI?

What dosing instructions would you share to help mitigate side effects?

What is a reasonable time frame to have your patient follow-up to assess their response?

What can they expect at this follow-up? Isremission a possibility?

When do you consider a referral?

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