[SOLVED] Week 10 6243
Im stuck on a Nursing question and need an explanation.
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This week we will discuss the case of a 72-year-old woman Alice with severe depression, substance use, and multiple medical complications. After reading the case study, answer the following questions with rationales and post to the discussion forum: 1) From the information given, what do you think her primary diagnosis is? Provide evidence to support your answer; 2) Of the following choices, what would you do: A. discontinue the antipsychotic, B. Switch the antipsychotic; C. Add an antidepressant; D. Add mood stabilizer; E. Switch antipsychotic plus add antidepressant; F. Add mood stabilizer plus antidepressant; G. None of the above. 3) If you would give an antidepressant, which one would you start?; 4) If you would add an antipsychotic, which one would you give?; 5) If you would give a mood stabilizer, which would you give? and 6) How would you respond to her current level of drinking? 7) Would you prescribe varenicline as requested by her daughter? 8) How does the biology of aging impact the pharmacological treatment of older adults?