Based on the beginning letter of your last name, you are seeing the following patient who has just been diagnosed with a mood disorder:
- Last Name Hâ€“L: Andrew, a 26-year-old man with bipolar disorder type 1. He works outside in construction.
Create a treatment plan for your assigned patient using the American Psychiatric Association’s guidelines (if applicable) and at least two peer-review articles. Address the following:
- What medication(s) would you start your patient on? Include the starting, tapering up, and maintenance doses, and patient education. Why did you choose this medication?
- Initial lab and blood tests.
- What type of therapy would work best for your patient?