Walden NURS6670 All Weeks Discussions Latest NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role

Walden NURS6670 All Weeks Discussions Latest NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role

Walden NURS6670 All Weeks Discussions Latest NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 1 Discussion

Interview Format

Despite what you may believe (or may have been told), there is no such thing as one
“right” way to do an interview. In fact, there are numerous books written about
the various ways of conducting the clinical interview. In actual clinical
practice, you will find the format that “works” best for you and addresses your
unique strengths and the needs of the client.

In this
Discussion, you will practice finding the interview format that works for you
and share those ideas with your colleagues for feedback.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

• Develop
formats for initial interviews of mental health clients

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

Walden NURS6670 All Weeks Discussions Latest NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role

To prepare for this Discussion:

• Review the Learning Resources.

• Develop
an interview format you would use for an initial interview of a client.

• Attach
the interview format document you would use for an initial interview of a
client.

• Describe
what interview format your preceptor uses for the initial interview of a
client.

• Describe
which element of your interview format is most helpful in your practice.

Walden NURS6670 All Weeks Discussions Latest NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by constructively critiquing their interview
format and providing feedback.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 3 Discussion

Treatment
of Personality Disorders

Personality
disorders occur in 10–20% of the population. They are difficult to treat as
individuals with personality disorders are less likely to seek help than
individuals with other mental health disorders. Treatment can be challenging as
they do not see their symptoms as painful to themselves or others.

In this
Discussion, you will explore personality disorders in greater detail and
discuss treatment options using evidence-based research.

Walden NURS6670 All Weeks Discussions Latest NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role

Learning Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
personality disorders

• Analyze evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatments for personality disorders

• Analyze clinical features of
clients with personality disorders

• Align clinical features with DSM-5
criteria

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of personality disorders

Walden NURS6670 All Weeks Discussions Latest NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare for this Discussion:

• By Day 5 of Week 2, your Instructor
will have assigned you a personality disorder, which will be your focus for
your initial post for this Discussion.

• Review the Learning Resources.

Walden NURS6670 All Weeks Discussions Latest NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role By Day 3

Post:

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
your assigned personality disorder.

• Explain the evidenced-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned personality
disorder.

• Describe clinical features from a
client that led you to believe this client had this disorder. Align the
clinical features with the DSM-5 criteria.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resources.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you were assigned to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned. What are their similarities and
differences? How might you differentiate the two diagnoses?

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 4 Discussion

Clinical
Supervision – Kaltura

Substance
use disorders are complicated psychiatric and medical conditions that involve
physical addiction as well as psychological or emotional dependence. Substance
use disorders are some of the most difficult to treat. It takes a great deal of
patience on the part of the provider and the client. It may take several
attempts before a client is successfully able to “kick the habit.” Your
guidance and patience can help the client to persevere through difficult times
during the journey to recovery.

Clinical
Supervision is an essential component of your development as a psychiatric
mental health nurse practitioner. It provides an opportunity for professional
collaboration as you share experiences with and gain insights from colleagues.
For this Clinical Supervision, consider a client with a substance abuse
disorder whom you do not think is adequately progressing according to expected
clinical outcomes.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze clients presenting for
treatment of substance-related and addictive disorders

• Evaluate effectiveness of
therapeutic approaches for clients diagnosed with substance-related and
addictive disorders

• Recommend treatment plans

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• Review this week’s Learning
Resources concerning treating patients with substance-related and addictive
disorders.

• Reflect on a client you are
currently counseling or have previously counseled at your practicum site who
has been diagnosed with substance-related and addictive disorders.

By Day 3

Post a 3-
to 5-minute Kaltura video in which you do the following:

• Describe the client. Note: Do not
use the client’s actual name.

• Explain your therapeutic approach
with the client, including the perceived effectiveness of your approach.

• Identify any additional information
about this client that may potentially impact expected outcomes.

• Provide specific recommendations
for the client to help them in determining why they are not progressing and
what your suggested treatment plan consists of. It is useful to consult the
Prochaska and DiClement model.

Note: Nurse
practitioners must have strong oral communication skills. This Discussion is
designed to help you hone these skills. When filming your Kaltura video, be
sure to dress and speak in a professional manner.

View a
selection of your colleagues’ responses.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by suggesting an alternate therapeutic
approach. Support your feedback with evidence-based literature and/or your own
experiences with clients.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 6 Discussion

Treatment
of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety
disorders are common in both primary care and psychiatric practice. Clients
with anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorders, agoraphobia,
and other specific phobias will present to the PMHNP’s office with a
significant level of distress. Successful recognition and treatment of anxiety
disorders includes an accurate diagnostic assessment with a treatment plan that
includes a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Although
psychoanalytic theories are based on the concept of anxiety, the more recent
standard of care is with the cognitive-behavioral therapies.

In this
Discussion, you will analyze evidence-based treatment plans for clients with
anxiety disorders.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze differences between
adjustments disorders and anxiety disorders

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
anxiety disorders

• Analyze evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for anxiety disorders

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of anxiety disorders

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• By Day 5 of Week 5, your Instructor
will have assigned you an anxiety disorder, which will be your focus for your
initial post for this Discussion.

• Review the Learning Resources.

By Day 3

Post:

• Explain the difference between an
adjustment disorder and anxiety disorder. Provide examples to illustrate your
rationale.

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
your assigned anxiety disorder.

• Explain the evidenced-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned anxiety
disorder.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you were assigned to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 8 Discussion

Treatment
of Neurocognitive Disorders

Neurocognitive
disorders (NCD) such as delirium, dementia, and amnestic disorders are more
prevalent in older adults. As the population ages and as life expectancy in the
United States continues to increase, the incidence of these disorders will
continue to increase. Cognitive functioning such as memory, language,
orientation, judgment, and problem solving are affected in clients with NCDs.
Caring for someone with a neurocognitive disorder is not only challenging for
the clinician, but also stressful for the family. The PMHNP needs to consider
not only the client but also the “family as client.” Collaboration with primary
care providers and specialty providers is essential. Anticipatory guidance also
becomes extremely important.

In this
Discussion, you will integrate several sources of knowledge specific to NCDs as
you discuss evidenced-based therapies used to treat these disorders.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
neurocognitive disorders

• Analyze evidence-based psychotherapy
and psychopharmacologic treatment for neurocognitive disorders

• Evaluate benefits and risks of
neurocognitive therapies

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of neurocognitive disorders

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create
Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit,
you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please
check your post carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• By Day 5 of Week 7, your Instructor
will have assigned you a neurocognitive disorder, which will be the focus for
your initial post for this Discussion.

• Review the Learning Resources.

By Day 3

Post:

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
your assigned neurocognitive disorder.

• Explain the evidenced-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned
neurocognitive disorder.

• Identify the risks of different
types of therapy and explain how the benefits of the therapy that might be achieved
might outweigh the risks.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you were assigned to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 10 Discussion

Treatment
of Sleep/Wake Disorders

The power
of sleep to heal the body cannot be underestimated. Most research indicates
that 7–8 hours of sleep are a minimum that people need to stay healthy. Clients
who come to the PMHNP’s office frequently complain of sleep problems. It is
estimated that 10–20% of patients report some type of sleeping problem.

In this
Discussion, you will analyze the diagnostic criteria and evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for sleep/wake disorders.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
sleep/wake disorders

• Analyze evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for sleep/wake disorders

• Analyze criteria for referring
clients to primary care physicians for treatment of sleep/wake disorders

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of sleep/wake disorders

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• By Day 5 of Week 9, your Instructor
will have assigned you a sleep/wake disorder, which will be the focus of your
original post for this Discussion.

• Review the Learning Resources.

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
your assigned sleep/wake disorder.

• Explain the evidenced-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned sleep/wake
disorder.

• Describe at what point you would
refer the client to their primary care physician for an additional referral to
a neurologist, pulmonologist, or physician specializing in sleep disorders and
explain why.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you were assigned to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 11 Discussion

Assessment
and Treatment of Gender Dysphoria, Paraphilic Disorders, and Sexual Dysfunction

Sexuality
is an important part of each person’s quality of life. Research indicates that
awareness of sexual identity and its importance may begin as early as age 3.
However, individuals with varying diagnoses, disorders, or dysfunctions may
grapple with issues related to their sexuality in their teen years, as well as
into adulthood.

In this
Discussion, you will explore the assessment and treatment of gender dysphoria,
paraphilic disorders, and sexual dysfunction.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorders and sexual dysfunction

• Analyze evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatments for gender/sexual disorders

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of gender/sexual disorders

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete
your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete or edit
your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully
before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• Select a gender dysphoria, paraphilic
disorder, or sexual dysfunction that interests you.

• Review the Learning Resources.

By Day 3

Post:

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
the gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorder, or sexual dysfunction you selected.

• Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy
and psychopharmacologic treatment for the gender dysphoria, paraphilic
disorder, or sexual dysfunction you selected.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you selected to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned.

Submission
and Grading Information

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 1 Discussion

Interview
Format

Despite
what you may believe (or may have been told), there is no such thing as one
“right” way to do an interview. In fact, there are numerous books written about
the various ways of conducting the clinical interview. In actual clinical
practice, you will find the format that “works” best for you and addresses your
unique strengths and the needs of the client.

In this
Discussion, you will practice finding the interview format that works for you
and share those ideas with your colleagues for feedback.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Develop
formats for initial interviews of mental health clients

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• Review
the Learning Resources.

• Develop
an interview format you would use for an initial interview of a client.

• Attach
the interview format document you would use for an initial interview of a
client.

• Describe
what interview format your preceptor uses for the initial interview of a
client.

• Describe
which element of your interview format is most helpful in your practice.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by constructively critiquing their interview
format and providing feedback.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 3 Discussion

Treatment
of Personality Disorders

Personality
disorders occur in 10–20% of the population. They are difficult to treat as
individuals with personality disorders are less likely to seek help than
individuals with other mental health disorders. Treatment can be challenging as
they do not see their symptoms as painful to themselves or others.

In this
Discussion, you will explore personality disorders in greater detail and
discuss treatment options using evidence-based research.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
personality disorders

• Analyze evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatments for personality disorders

• Analyze clinical features of
clients with personality disorders

• Align clinical features with DSM-5
criteria

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of personality disorders

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• By Day 5 of Week 2, your Instructor
will have assigned you a personality disorder, which will be your focus for
your initial post for this Discussion.

• Review the Learning Resources.

By Day 3

Post:

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
your assigned personality disorder.

• Explain the evidenced-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned personality
disorder.

• Describe clinical features from a
client that led you to believe this client had this disorder. Align the
clinical features with the DSM-5 criteria.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resources.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you were assigned to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned. What are their similarities and
differences? How might you differentiate the two diagnoses?

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 4 Discussion

Clinical
Supervision – Kaltura

Substance
use disorders are complicated psychiatric and medical conditions that involve
physical addiction as well as psychological or emotional dependence. Substance
use disorders are some of the most difficult to treat. It takes a great deal of
patience on the part of the provider and the client. It may take several
attempts before a client is successfully able to “kick the habit.” Your
guidance and patience can help the client to persevere through difficult times
during the journey to recovery.

Clinical
Supervision is an essential component of your development as a psychiatric
mental health nurse practitioner. It provides an opportunity for professional
collaboration as you share experiences with and gain insights from colleagues.
For this Clinical Supervision, consider a client with a substance abuse
disorder whom you do not think is adequately progressing according to expected
clinical outcomes.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze clients presenting for
treatment of substance-related and addictive disorders

• Evaluate effectiveness of
therapeutic approaches for clients diagnosed with substance-related and
addictive disorders

• Recommend treatment plans

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• Review this week’s Learning
Resources concerning treating patients with substance-related and addictive
disorders.

• Reflect on a client you are
currently counseling or have previously counseled at your practicum site who
has been diagnosed with substance-related and addictive disorders.

By Day 3

Post a 3-
to 5-minute Kaltura video in which you do the following:

• Describe the client. Note: Do not
use the client’s actual name.

• Explain your therapeutic approach
with the client, including the perceived effectiveness of your approach.

• Identify any additional information
about this client that may potentially impact expected outcomes.

• Provide specific recommendations
for the client to help them in determining why they are not progressing and
what your suggested treatment plan consists of. It is useful to consult the
Prochaska and DiClement model.

Note: Nurse
practitioners must have strong oral communication skills. This Discussion is
designed to help you hone these skills. When filming your Kaltura video, be
sure to dress and speak in a professional manner.

View a
selection of your colleagues’ responses.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by suggesting an alternate therapeutic
approach. Support your feedback with evidence-based literature and/or your own
experiences with clients.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 6 Discussion

Treatment
of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety
disorders are common in both primary care and psychiatric practice. Clients
with anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorders, agoraphobia,
and other specific phobias will present to the PMHNP’s office with a
significant level of distress. Successful recognition and treatment of anxiety
disorders includes an accurate diagnostic assessment with a treatment plan that
includes a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Although
psychoanalytic theories are based on the concept of anxiety, the more recent
standard of care is with the cognitive-behavioral therapies.

In this
Discussion, you will analyze evidence-based treatment plans for clients with
anxiety disorders.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze differences between
adjustments disorders and anxiety disorders

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
anxiety disorders

• Analyze evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for anxiety disorders

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of anxiety disorders

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• By Day 5 of Week 5, your Instructor
will have assigned you an anxiety disorder, which will be your focus for your
initial post for this Discussion.

• Review the Learning Resources.

By Day 3

Post:

• Explain the difference between an
adjustment disorder and anxiety disorder. Provide examples to illustrate your
rationale.

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
your assigned anxiety disorder.

• Explain the evidenced-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned anxiety
disorder.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you were assigned to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 8 Discussion

Treatment
of Neurocognitive Disorders

Neurocognitive
disorders (NCD) such as delirium, dementia, and amnestic disorders are more
prevalent in older adults. As the population ages and as life expectancy in the
United States continues to increase, the incidence of these disorders will
continue to increase. Cognitive functioning such as memory, language,
orientation, judgment, and problem solving are affected in clients with NCDs.
Caring for someone with a neurocognitive disorder is not only challenging for
the clinician, but also stressful for the family. The PMHNP needs to consider
not only the client but also the “family as client.” Collaboration with primary
care providers and specialty providers is essential. Anticipatory guidance also
becomes extremely important.

In this
Discussion, you will integrate several sources of knowledge specific to NCDs as
you discuss evidenced-based therapies used to treat these disorders.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
neurocognitive disorders

• Analyze evidence-based psychotherapy
and psychopharmacologic treatment for neurocognitive disorders

• Evaluate benefits and risks of
neurocognitive therapies

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of neurocognitive disorders

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create
Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit,
you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please
check your post carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• By Day 5 of Week 7, your Instructor
will have assigned you a neurocognitive disorder, which will be the focus for
your initial post for this Discussion.

• Review the Learning Resources.

By Day 3

Post:

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
your assigned neurocognitive disorder.

• Explain the evidenced-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned
neurocognitive disorder.

• Identify the risks of different
types of therapy and explain how the benefits of the therapy that might be achieved
might outweigh the risks.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you were assigned to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 10 Discussion

Treatment
of Sleep/Wake Disorders

The power
of sleep to heal the body cannot be underestimated. Most research indicates
that 7–8 hours of sleep are a minimum that people need to stay healthy. Clients
who come to the PMHNP’s office frequently complain of sleep problems. It is
estimated that 10–20% of patients report some type of sleeping problem.

In this
Discussion, you will analyze the diagnostic criteria and evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for sleep/wake disorders.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
sleep/wake disorders

• Analyze evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for sleep/wake disorders

• Analyze criteria for referring
clients to primary care physicians for treatment of sleep/wake disorders

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of sleep/wake disorders

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to
complete your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete
or edit your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post
carefully before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• By Day 5 of Week 9, your Instructor
will have assigned you a sleep/wake disorder, which will be the focus of your
original post for this Discussion.

• Review the Learning Resources.

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
your assigned sleep/wake disorder.

• Explain the evidenced-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned sleep/wake
disorder.

• Describe at what point you would
refer the client to their primary care physician for an additional referral to
a neurologist, pulmonologist, or physician specializing in sleep disorders and
explain why.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you were assigned to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned.

NURS6670 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II

Week 11 Discussion

Assessment
and Treatment of Gender Dysphoria, Paraphilic Disorders, and Sexual Dysfunction

Sexuality
is an important part of each person’s quality of life. Research indicates that
awareness of sexual identity and its importance may begin as early as age 3.
However, individuals with varying diagnoses, disorders, or dysfunctions may
grapple with issues related to their sexuality in their teen years, as well as
into adulthood.

In this
Discussion, you will explore the assessment and treatment of gender dysphoria,
paraphilic disorders, and sexual dysfunction.

Learning
Objectives

Students
will:

• Analyze diagnostic criteria for
gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorders and sexual dysfunction

• Analyze evidence-based
psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatments for gender/sexual disorders

• Compare differential diagnostic
features of gender/sexual disorders

Note: For
this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will
be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on
the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete
your initial post. Remember, once you click submit, you cannot delete or edit
your own posts, and cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully
before clicking Submit!

To prepare
for this Discussion:

• Select a gender dysphoria, paraphilic
disorder, or sexual dysfunction that interests you.

• Review the Learning Resources.

By Day 3

Post:

• Explain the diagnostic criteria for
the gender dysphoria, paraphilic disorder, or sexual dysfunction you selected.

• Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy
and psychopharmacologic treatment for the gender dysphoria, paraphilic
disorder, or sexual dysfunction you selected.

• Support your rationale with
references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

By Day 6

Respond to
at least two of your colleagues by comparing the differential diagnostic
features of the disorder you selected to the diagnostic features of the
disorder your colleagues were assigned.

Submission and Grading Information

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