Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care

Explore the various influencers of treating behavioral health concerns in the primary care setting while providing ethical care and safeguarding yourself legally.

Select appropriate medications according to patient presentation and unique patient factors. Analyze factors pertinent to making the most effective drug selection for a client with a specific diagnosis in the primary care setting. Analyze client indicators of therapeutic, ineffective, adverse responses and side effects to drug therapy. Write appropriate prescriptions according to evidence-based practice guidelines. Identify legal and ethical issues related to the pharmacological management of the patient and family. Analyze whether pharmacologic therapy is appropriate for individual patients.