Jeremy Stewart is a 44-year-old married father of three who sees you for a psychiatric evaluation. Jeremy is a professor at a local college, where he teaches art. He also has a small art studio close to campus where he paints. As his psychiatric nurse practitioner, you diagnose Jeremy with bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed.
When treating a patient for bipolar disorder, you have several medications from which to choose. You decide to start him on Lamictal (lamotrigine).
Based on the first initial of your last name, address the following in your initial post.
- Aâ€“H: What psychiatric disorders and/or symptoms is Lamictal indicated to treat? What phase of bipolar (manic, mixed, or depressed) is Lamictal most effective in managing? How does Lamictal work and what is the mechanism of action? What is the dosing titration schedule for Lamictal?