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will prepare a presentation for a group of physicians who are seeking your opinion on the treatment of patients with this disorder

Evaluate the risk and benefits of treating a patient with the most common type of medication and of not using drugs to treat the patient.

 

Psychopharmacology for Depression

Taking on the role of the expert in the treatment of depression you will prepare a presentation for a group of physicians who are seeking your opinion on the treatment of patients with this disorder. For this interactive assignment you will create and upload a 5- to10-slide PowerPoint presentation as well as a five-minute screencast of the presentation to share with your peers.
For this presentation present depression as the basis for your presentation. Begin by creating your PowerPoint presentation. In the presentation:

Include information which explains the neurotransmitter theory behind the disorder and how the drugs used to treat the disorder affect those neurotransmitter systems.

Evaluate the risk and benefits of treating a patient with the most common type of medication and of not using drugs to treat the patient.

In your evaluation examine issues such as the rate of success with the most common drugs used as well as the incidence of side effects with these same drugs including mortality associated with drug use. Then consider not using medications to treat the disorder.

Take into account the natural course of the illness the rate of spontaneous recovery and the rate of mortality when untreated. You may also incorporate the use of other modes of treatment into your evaluation.

Your PowerPoint must include your presenter notes in the notes field to indicate what you intend to say during the screencast and well-chosen images to enhance the understanding of your audience. Remember that your screencast will be a maximum of five-minutes and use your speaker notes to ensure that you will be able to present your materials within this time limit.

APA formatted references and properly cite text to correct sources (this also includes images or pictures obtained for presentation)Minimum of 3 sources that are scholarly/peer reviewed.

Do not use any Wikipedia encyclopedia type sources. All  sources must be retrievable without using database password login to ensure accessibility by professor and other classmates. Recommended website is PubMed Central.