Antipsychotic Medications and the Treatment of Psychotic Disorders

Analyze antipsychotic medications and the treatment of psychotic disorders.

Imagine that you have been seeing a client for a year. Actually, treatment was tailored to address a diagnosis of major depressive disorder. Review the Learning Resources. Reflect on the development of drugs to treat psychosis over time. Consider the side effects of antipsychotics and their interactions with neurotransmitter function. Explore the ethical concerns and challenges of treating psychotic disorders. Develop a presentation of a client who would benefit from antipsychotic medications.